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TUF 11.8 Recap: Revenge of the Losers

(Look on the bright side, Joe — you weren’t going to win that fight anyway.)

Last night’s episode of The Ultimate Fighter blessed us with two fights — the Wild Card match between previously eliminated Team Ortiz members Kyacey Uscola and Kris McCray, and the first quarterfinal match, which basically turned out to be a Wild Card match in itself. Allow us to explain…

Kyacey’s son, Charles Champ Uscola, is born. Kyacey is elated, and fired up to capitalize on his second chance after losing by DQ to Rich Attonito. McCray previously Jamie Yager. Dana agrees. Chuck points out that Ring didn’t look so hot against Court McGee, and should have lost that decision. Tito suggests they do an immediate rematch of that fight. ("You wanted a third round? Here’s your chance.") Chuck and Dana don’t respond well to that idea, so Tito throws a tantrum and eventually gets his way.

The quarterfinal matchups are announced, and they are:
Nick Ring vs. Court McGee II.  No sassy face-off antics this time from Ring. But with his dodgy knee situation, he’s being done no favors by having to fight first.
Kyle Noke vs. Kris McCray
Brad Tavares vs. Seth Baczynski
Jamie Yager vs. Josh Bryant. Another much-shorter opponent for Yager. Feels like a gift.

Chuck thinks the blue team can sweep all four fights. "Can you send Tito home if we do that? Please? For me?"

Forrest Griffin shows up to the house drunk, unshaven, and wearing a child-molester’s trenchcoat. In a bit of shameless product placement, they play UFC Undisputed 2010. Good times.

Ring goes to the doctor to get his knee looked at. He’s already had three knee surgeries, and might need another one. He could try to fight again and permanently ruin his leg, or withdraw from the tournament and live to fight another day.

Dana shows up to the house, sober and as hairless as a baby. After talking to the doctor, Dana is under the impression that Ring could fight again if he wanted to. He asks Ring what he wants to do, and points out that he might be the favorite to win the show. But Ring doesn’t want to continue when he doesn’t think he can win; at this point, his only option in a fight is pulling guard. He’s done, and that’s his final answer.

Dana addresses the guys and announces that Nick Ring is out; a replacement will be selected after he and the coaches have another discussion. Joe Henle thinks he’s got this in the bag, since virtually everybody else is injured. As Dana leaves, James Hammortree gets out of his chair, pursues Dana to the driveway, and tells him he wants to fight. (His back is pretty much good to go.) Dana turns right around and tells the guys that Hammortree will be replacing Ring. The look on Henle’s face is absolutely priceless. "Closed mouth don’t get fed," Yager says.

So the first quarterfinal match will actually be Court McGee vs. James Hammortree — two guys who are coming back as injury replacements after losing close decisions in their first fights. Hammortree has a five-inch height advantage, but their reach is the same, thanks to McGee’s orangutan arms.

But first, a commercial for Spike’s new dwarf-tossing show, Half Pint Brawlers. Followed by an all-new Ow My Balls!

Round 1: Hammortree backs up Court with punches. McGee shoots, Hammortree stuffs. McGee lands a jab. Hammortree with a 1-2, then a leg kick and a straight right. McGee catches a kick, clinches onto Hammortree’s back, then takes him down. Hammortree gets up and spins out of McGee’s grasp. Leg kick McGee. They get into a brief brawling exchange. They clinch, and McGee flips Hammortree down. He to jump on Hammortree’s back, but is shaken off. Body kick McGee. McGee shoots and tries to pick Hammortree up but can’t. They separate. Hammortree shoots after McGee misses a reverse kick. McGee latches onto Hammortree’s leg on the ground. McGee puts Hammortree on his back as the round ends.

Round 2: Hammortree starts off with punches. He shoots — directly into a guillotine choke. McGee taps Hammortree standing. As Hammortree explains, his strategy of taking Court down and scoring some points with the judges blew up in his face.

On the next episode: More bad news for Tito. Could this be the episode where he leaves the show?

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KarmaAteMyCat- May 20, 2010 at 8:59 pm
@ North, Yea the entire site works its pretty amazing sadly I am no longer on it but it works incredibly well for what it is.
fatbellyfrank- May 20, 2010 at 4:02 pm
@ Patrick, are you sponge bob square pants best buddy? and Tito had to quit cause he's busy selling time share condo's currently being constructed in jenna's enormous vag
ghostboner- May 20, 2010 at 2:31 pm
@C Bus - It's ok, he can say that cause he is a fag.
C-Bus Allstar- May 20, 2010 at 1:36 pm
I don't like Yager because he's a loud mouthed tool. Not because of how he fights.. In fact, he's pretty dominant in his fights, but his attitude and general "dick-headed piece of shit wannabe gangster thug" routine just gets old extremely quick.

Oh and also, on the episode of May 5th, didn't Nick Ring refer to Jamie Yager as "...the N***er of this season."? I could be wrong, but I could have sworn I heard the gay guy refer to Yager as a N***er...?
Lapoisse- May 20, 2010 at 12:45 pm
It was an americana, but most people wouldn't know the difference.
Same with toe hold/achilles/heel hook.
Patrick- May 20, 2010 at 12:43 pm
I was kinda hoping Kyaceey (or however the fuck you spell it) would win. Oh well, Noke (who has received all of 3 minutes of screentime this season) is my pick for season winner.

Cort vs Hammer was a pretty good fight.
I officially like Cort.

Tito had to go fistfight a balsa wood asteroid that was headed straight at the earth. He was our only hope.
NomadRip- May 20, 2010 at 12:12 pm
I say Tito got kicked off for beating his girlfriend, and that's what really happened to cause Nick to have to pull out.
rlh61- May 20, 2010 at 11:21 am

I don't care for Yager either, but it doesn't have anything to do with his fighting. The guy looks pretty damn good in the doubt about that. For me it was just his seemed like he had a chip on his shoulder right from the start. I know editing plays a role in it...and I won't say I hate the dude, I'm just not a fan of his outside the ring.

Kinda the same thing with the Diaz bros except that I really don't like them. Hate might be the appropriate word. I like watching them fight and they always put on a show, but I still can't stand either of them.
Bare Grappler- May 20, 2010 at 11:16 am
Can anyone get Court Mcgee to say "Guns and Ammo" for me? I really close my eyes when he's speaking and swear it is Ned Gerblansky.
BossNasty- May 20, 2010 at 10:52 am

just curious. Hate is a pretty strong word, just wondering if he wronged you or something.
HokeyPokeyLikeAoki- May 20, 2010 at 10:44 am
^ speaking of spoilers, the after-show with Bonner was posted before the show aired. Anyone else catch that?
MMA42- May 20, 2010 at 10:00 am
...So I went on wikipedia last night, and someone decided to post "spoilers" on it. I kind of doubt it, but you never know (
*seals lips shut*
El Famous Burrito- May 20, 2010 at 9:50 am
Tito leaves the show after the cardboard door hits him in the jaw.
dranokills- May 20, 2010 at 9:47 am
What a great episode, couldn't be any happier.
Kyacey, shit-talker, 2 time loser...bye bye fucktard.
You best hope you NEVER stick your face in Yager's grill, he will kill you from what I have seen. I seriously don't think for all his talk Kyacey could beat ANYONE in that house.
Nick (I blew an O-) Ring is done as well, his loose colon, er I mean his loose knee sealed his fate, thank God we don't have to see his queer-ass fight anymore.
I would have liked to see Joe fight again, I feel bad for him, but on the good side I got to see overhyped hammerfoot tap like a bitch.
My favorites are still Yager, and Noke, and I actually see Noke winning the whole thing, I hope those 2 actually fight in the final, what a great fight. that way no matter who wins we will see them fight again in the UFC. I'd like to see yager, and noke around for at least as long as forrest.
PortlandMMA- May 20, 2010 at 9:44 am
Did anyone else feel super fucking awkward when Joe was asking Dana for another fight?
cecils_pupils- May 20, 2010 at 9:37 am
While spelunking, a stress fracture develops in Tito's neck vertebrae forcing him to pull out of Jenna's cavernous vajayjay.
RearNakedPoke- May 20, 2010 at 9:33 am
@BossNasty...i just do, you know how when you meet ppl and you think "man, i hate that guy?" well...i hate that guy!!! i need a real reason?
Almost North- May 20, 2010 at 9:27 am
Does the site show up full by default on the ipad? I get this shisty mobile versiojn of the site on my iphone and have to switch it to the regular version to make the links/comments work.
andoy162- May 20, 2010 at 9:26 am
KarmaAteMyCat- May 20, 2010 at 9:26 am
What's up guys I was sitting in best buy testing out this here ipad while it's fixing all my grammar and my tires were being rotated I figured I would drop by and give some thoughts on tuff. You know I'm disappointed in hammer tree but I'm hoping that Jaime gets his ass kicked in the end. I also hope chuck makes a triumphant return as a non one dimensional fighter and some how beats rich Franklin destroyer of UFC Legends(accept Anderson). Oh well it happens and in all honesty if chuck can't handle our favorite math teacher turned mms fighter then chances are he should retire and bow out I mean maybe chuck Could consider training people instead of fighting them. He's obviously doing something right! In all honesty I don't really give a shit I just wanted to try out the iPad and where better the potato nation hooraha potato nation. This things amazing and come 2nd or3rd generation iPad I'm buying one. Oh and viva la good bye tit next episode call it what yah want but I can't stand his face
andoy162- May 20, 2010 at 9:26 am
BossNasty- May 20, 2010 at 9:22 am
So where are all the folks who was tarzan swingin from Kacey's nuts last week? I thought he was going to fuck McCray up. I tried to told you.

why do you hate Yaeger? He's the only one in the house dominating his opponents. Isn't that what he's supposed to be doing?
TheJuggernaut- May 20, 2010 at 9:12 am
Americana. Aren't keylocks with the wrist above the head? But I say Tito leaves because he heard Forrest dropped out of the lil nog fight and Tito would much rather go to a third decision with him than be knocked out by chuck again...that or he is going to AKA to challenge ol fraggle kos to that fight that he asked for.
jimbonics- May 20, 2010 at 9:11 am
@Almost Norf

He sounds the same.. just a lot slower and more haltingly.
manutdfan- May 20, 2010 at 8:54 am
It was an Americana/Keylock. Not a Kimura.