First, there’s the Matt Mitrione you thought you knew from TUF 10: The house snitch, the crazy guy, the brain-damaged faker, the unbearable heel of a TUF season in which we all expected Wes Sims to be the unbearable heel. In this promo for Saturday’s UFC 113 event in Montreal, Mitrione (who will be facing Kimbo Slice) acknowledges that most people who watched him on the show think he’s a "straight douchebag." However: "I’m misread quite often…I’m probably a little bit cooler than most people give me credit for." Sure Meathead, it was just the editing, right?
It seems like the UFC wants Kimbo to be the good guy in this matchup. Slice has given up sex, smoking, and drinking for his training camp, which makes him as good a role model for the children of the world as anybody else. But then there’s this video profile from IndySportsNation, which reveals a few things we didn’t know about Mitrione…
So, "Meathead"’s father is a psychiatrist, his mother is extremely educated, he held a corporate gig for a while after college, then launched his own nutritional supplement company. Did we learn any of that from TUF 10? Not that I can remember. Instead, the show defined him by his NFL background, then set him up as the house villain at the earliest opportunity. Look, I’m not convinced that Mitrione isn’t at least half-nuts. But I think this is an important reminder that you can’t really judge someone by how they behave in the completely artificial setting of a reality show, where all the information you get about a person is hand-picked. Maybe we were wrong about Meathead. Maybe we all owe Meathead an apology. Meathead, we’re sorry. Forgive us, Meathead?
Coming up: Does Darill Schoonover actually have normal-sized breasts?