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TUF 10′s Matt Mitrione Says It Ain’t Snitching If You Had a Good Reason

(Is Mitrione dumb, or too smart for your tiny brain to even comprehend?)

Matt Mitrione got a lot of heat for his inability to keep a secret on last night’s episode of “The Ultimate Fighter,” and his less than compelling ‘switch it up’ defense may have resulted in him coming off as, for lack of a better word, a complete idiot.  But don’t be fooled, Mitrione says in his blog, for all is not as it seems:

I’m the villain of tonight’s episode but reality TV isn’t always real. Because of the nature of the show I can’t get into the details right now but it’s safe to say that Scott Junk threw me under the bus. …I found out that Justin Wren was going to fight Scott Junk and for reasons I can’t get into right now I told Junk. For some reason he told Wren and then he gets on the f***in’ video and calls me a f***in’ meathead who can’t control his mouth.

I’m a college graduate with a successful business, I’m an intelligent person and I know what I’m doing. For Junk to try to play me like an airhead retard who can’t put one foot in front of the other? F*** him. So from that point on all I cared about was f***ing his ass up. But I just had to eat it. I had to eat it and apologize and say I just wasn’t thinking. Even if the rest of the guys knew the whole story they’d have given me a hard time because I was going to sell them out but it was the best strategy for me. …At the table I was reeling so I kept saying, ‘we’ll just switch it up, we’ll just switch it up.’ They didn’t show me going to the coaches after that and saying, ‘let me fight Junk, let me fight Junk.’

…From that moment forward I did everything I could to manipulate the best possible outcome for me. It may not make me look good right now but everything will make sense by the end of the show. I may be a guy who’s coming up with schemes but I’m no dummy, I’m no punk, and I’m no snitch.

Well, someone is certainly following the reality TV playbook.  When an episode makes you look like a moron, blame selective editing.  When nothing you’re doing seems to make sense, explain to people that they can’t see the big picture yet.  After all, this ain’t checkers.  Shit is chess, son, and Mitrione isn’t here to make friends.

One thing though, Mitrione insists he isn’t a snitch, but he also acknowledges that he intended to sell his teammates out because it was the best personal strategy for him.  Isn’t that pretty much what a snitch does?  You aren’t going to win anybody over by explaining that your reasons for snitching on them were for your own benefit.  That’s like Sammy “The Bull” Gravano saying that he’s not really a snitch because he only testified against his pals in order to avoid a ton of jail time.  It may be true, but it doesn’t make the people you just screwed want to strangle you any less.

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Clue-by-Four- October 9, 2009 at 11:21 pm
Snitches get stitches. I hope he gets a Hungry Man sized beatdown no matter who he fights next.
xveg- October 9, 2009 at 3:14 pm
$10 says all the whiners about this show don't miss a single episode, and they're fat biker dudes who put ranch dressing on there (chest).
Teehee McPeepee- October 9, 2009 at 12:35 pm
I like to eat suitcases, they make me fart leathery smelling farts.
superflat- October 9, 2009 at 9:51 am
I kind of wish Butterbean were on the show.
punchguyinface- October 9, 2009 at 8:02 am
Mitrione's message to the kids: "Snitchin' is Bitchin'"
Ascerendant- October 9, 2009 at 12:09 am
I guess as long as Mitrione doesn't tell everybody where the maple leaf landed on Wren's back while he was bathing in the dragon's blood, he can be given a pass.

By comparison he's a lame snitch after all. Jason Pierce from TUF 9 would've told everybody who they fought, where their opponent's weak spots are, what kind of nuts to slip into their opponent's food for an allergic reaction, which names to call them to bring up childhood traumata ("Fatherless bastard!!!") and where their children go to school ("Wouldn't want anything to happen to them, right? RIGHT?").

Mitrione's snitch-fu is weak. But maybe it'll all work out when I see the big-picture.
TrouserSnout- October 8, 2009 at 10:55 pm
Fuck Off is that better ?
whitey- October 8, 2009 at 9:11 pm
these comments are about as boring as this season so far........hmmm unusual for TUF and CP!
Lateral Drop- October 8, 2009 at 8:06 pm
I agree with the commercials (too many to the point where it's distracting), but I have a hard time getting mad at Dana White or Spike TV for wanting to make more money, that's why its all about Kimbo, that's why the commercials. It's Dana's job to make money, not make us happy.

Lets face it, no matter how bad the show is, everyone on this site is gonna watch. The rest of their viewership doesn't care if Titties is a technical striker or if Marcus has a sound ground game. They want to see Mitrione snitch, Kimbo fight, and Rashad argue with Rampage. If somebody drops an upper-decker, that's perfect TV.
rockhuddy- October 8, 2009 at 7:51 pm
Can't blame him, I wouldn't want to fight Marcus Jones either.
831 Son- October 8, 2009 at 7:51 pm
First off, this season is revolving way too much around Kimbo. I havent heard half the fighters even speak. Dana and co. are a bunch of faggots too for airing 80 % commercials during TUF. Thats how it was when they aired the prelims for 103 on spike, half or more of the broadcast was commercials. 105 wont be any different either. Greedy, rotten, rich fucks. And lastly, this Matt Mitrione is a complete tool no matter what he may think of himself. He totally contradicted himself and proved to the world he is indeed a moron.
Smitty- October 8, 2009 at 7:31 pm
Just tell us when Kimbo gets to come back, that's all we really care about.
Dochin- October 8, 2009 at 4:56 pm
It's not date rape if she gets herself drunk. Thats the same thing right?!?!
imakeutap- October 8, 2009 at 4:36 pm
this show sucks monkey balls that have jock itch
lilgary- October 8, 2009 at 4:33 pm
This show officially sucks ass.