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The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale: The New Guys


(Rodney Wallace‘s 8-second KO of Carlos Zevallos at a Revolution Fighting Championships event last December. Fight starts at the 2:27 mark; yeah, it’s kinda B.S., but a win’s a win.)

In addition to the reality show hopefuls and UFC vets that will be competing on Saturday, there will also be two guys who will be stepping into the Octagon for the very first time. They’re both undefeated, and they both have awesome nicknames. These are their stories…

RODNEY "Sho Nuff the Master" WALLACE
(LHW)
Experience: 9-0 record (six wins via decision) with notable victories over Toni Valtonen, Antwain Britt and Aaron Stark. Last competed in September, when he won an eight-man VFC tournament in Aruba.
Will be fighting: Brian Stann (7-2, 1-1 UFC)
Lowdown: A member of the Team ROC crew in Harrisburg, North Carolina, the 28-year-old Sho Nuff has only been competing professionally since last April. Wallace was a three-time state champion while wrestling in high school, but transitioned to football at Catawba College, where he was a star running back. After graduating, he started training in jiu-jitsu and boxing, won a few Toughman matches, and compiled a 4-1 pro record in the ring. At 5’9", he’ll be giving up some height to most of the guys in the UFC’s light-heavyweight division, but he doesn’t think that will be a factor against Stann: "I have no doubt in my mind that I’m a better fighter than him. My only battle is going in there and staying poised the whole time."



JOE "The South Side Strangler" BRAMMER (LW)
Experience: 7-0-1 record (six wins by stoppage), fighting exclusively in Iowa-based promotions. Most recently scored a five-round unanimous decision over Chris Mickle in September to become Midwest Cage Championship’s interim lightweight champ.
Will be fighting: Mark Bocek (7-2, 3-2 UFC)
Lowdown: Brammer considers himself a Jeet Kune Do practitioner, following Bruce Lee’s "whatever works" philosophy. The 26-year-old trains with Jeremy Stephens and the Throwdown team in San Diego. A devout Christian, Brammer developed his MMA career despite the protests of his preacher father. Brammer was the subject of some recent Internet controversy due to one of his sponsors — the t-shirt company Hoelzer Reich — allegedly containing Nazi symbols in its clothing and sponsoring a neo-Nazi metal band. HR denies that their use of German imagery is tied to any specific period of the country’s history, and also sponsors Caucasian fighters Donald Cerrone, Lyle Beerbohm, and Mac Danzig.

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Defender- December 4, 2009 at 2:36 pm
@ Skeletor - Right on man. I can be a smartass with the best of em :) I'm just a hater on all this nazi crap...and get a bit more defensive than I should.

We can set up round two in another thread some day when we both need to kill some time.
831 Son- December 4, 2009 at 10:38 am
I saw that peanut butter, and was truly surprised. Her daddy or brother(s) must have taught her that. She put it to good use though. But wait, your ideal street fight would be to talk shit to some little whore, get her to hit you, then you choke her bitch ass out??? Nice..
Clinch-Smash- December 4, 2009 at 9:56 am
@ StYoung

LOL Summary

Hey i heard some were that there was going to be a Zimmer vs. Martinez II happening soon.......First!
StYoung- December 4, 2009 at 9:32 am
Regarding this whole is it/isn't it Nazism deal...

Having lived in Germany for a couple of years, I can say that if a guy/girl were to walk down the street in a Hoelzer Reich shirt, it would smack of Nazism, or, at the very least, Nationalism (generally lumped together with Nazism in German eyes). Mind you, I'm not saying that this is an obvious damning of Hoelzer Reich as a Nazi-sympathizing company. I get the feeling they're just being proud of their heritage, not unlike Cain Velasquez with his "Brown Pride" tattoo. It's just hard to do so in a subtle way when designing clothing marketed towards a masculine demographic. And it's not like there are any cool symbols to have some out of Germany after WWII. Of course, if Kraftwerk turns out to be a big draw for the MMA/bodybuilding/metal crowd, I stand corrected. But even with HR's questionable design choices, I'd still rather wear one of their shirts than any piece of crap by Affliction. I'd rather not look like a cartoon skull threw up on my chest, shoulders and back.

Anyway, in summary....fuck Curt Sample!!!
peanutbuttter- December 4, 2009 at 9:28 am
Has anyone seen the video of the two girls fighting at the skatepark? One girl attacks another and tries to pull her shirt off and the attackee takes the other girls back and sinks in a RNC and puts her to sleep. Just drops her on her face once she's out. That's how my ideal streetfight would go. It'd be so satisfying.
portland mma- December 4, 2009 at 9:20 am
My bad 1987 was a while ago and I haven't been to Harlem in ages.
Bloodlust- December 4, 2009 at 9:13 am
There is that upper level; your mind, body, and soul must be one
Its a sacrifice, It takes hard work
Its a way of liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiife.
Sabado Gigante- December 4, 2009 at 9:07 am
I think the winner in the Sho Nuff/Stann fight is gonna be determined by whoever establishes their glow first...
Bloodlust- December 4, 2009 at 8:56 am
Portland mma, please for all that is sacred, its Bruce Leeroy. You know the guy with the glow? The jive turkey who catches bullets with his teeth? The master.
ReX13- December 4, 2009 at 8:53 am
Dammit, shitbag, everyone knows that's going down in Boston.

Plus Erin Toughill versus everyone she's talked shit about in the very first "Hatchi Do Match".
skeletor- December 4, 2009 at 8:37 am
@Defender
Yeah I'm off work today and a little bored so I'm just starting shit until my slacker friends wake up and I can go do something. I'm glad you can respect the smart assness for what it is.

I actually do get sick of the christian fighters, not for there beliefs but for them always thanking jesus and cramming that shit down our throats.

I trained in a gym for a while that was real religous and had a mural saying "Jesus didn't tap". I was always like of course he didn't because his hands were nailed down. And I always told them that Jesus has only been in one fight, and he lost miserably. It always pissed them off but you can't really argue with that kind of logic.
Sabado Gigante- December 4, 2009 at 8:36 am
Dude! Why is everbody arguing about Nazi symbols! Sho Nuff the Master is finally in the UFC and you wanna talk about the events leading up and surpassing WWII?! Fucking Sho Nuff Dude! I'm trying to talk about the playoffs and this dude wanna talk about PRACTICE! Man, its PRACTICE! I almost got jacked by a pack of wolves and this dude wants to talk about PRACTICE?!


"Kiss my Converse" -Sho Nuff 4 Reelz!

I'm still rooting for Stann...

PRACTICE??!!??!!
shitbag- December 4, 2009 at 8:36 am
Isn't Zimmer vs. Martinez II happening on this card?
Lunk- December 4, 2009 at 8:30 am
Lay off of CP.
How good would you be at delivering breakin news if you sat around in your pajamas hammering away at your laptop? Nothing you could report on would be breaking news.
Defender- December 4, 2009 at 8:25 am
@ Rex - Assumptions can be made I suppose...but like you said, until he comes out swinging a Nazi flag and rocking the Hitler mustache...and assumption is all it is.

@ Skeletor - "Under assumed names". No sir...I'm not buying that. My guess is you are just being a smartass...which I can respect.

They may (or do) have some questionable people sponsored, but until they have guys yelling "WHITE POWER!" and going on and on about blond haired blue eyed males...it's just a group of people stirring up controversy.

I doubt they pay in Euros (but at 1.5 trade rate, I bet they wish they did) so it's just another company selling their name. Slayer is suppose to be a bunch of Nazi's too...because they have an Eagle on one of their albums. And one time, the Nazi's used an Eagle on a swastika...I mean c'mon...the line has to be drawn somewhere.

The guy is sponsored by a German/Nazi sounding group...with a symbol used by MANY other companies that the Nazi's also used...with a band who has questionable lyrics sponsored also...and yet hasn't been in the news related to any hate-crime incidents.

How come Brammer gets the shit for who he picked as his sponsor...but the sponsor doesn't get shit for backing a Christian?

Because bad stuff is more fun to talk about :) And you are paying attention to them, and their fighter, even tho he wont be on TV.
One Two- December 4, 2009 at 8:19 am
Mikey really!?? mikey?? isn't he the curly haired goofy one.

speaking of coverage hey wheres the M-1 coverage damn it? Finale yesterday, i missed a free stream on sherdog because i forgot about it. WAR shishkabekov!
ReX13- December 4, 2009 at 7:59 am
@ Defender

While i agree that the Iron Cross isn't neccessarily offensive (and sadly, swastikas were a spiritual symbol perverted and forever tainted by the Nazis--they shouldn't be offensive either), Hoelzer Reich does sponsor some questionable peoples. Isn't it fair to judge someone by the company they keep?

On the other hand, Mac Danzig is sponsored by Hoelzer Reich as well. I don't hear a great deal about him goose stepping and curb stomping...

I'll just hold back on forming an opinion for now.
ReX13- December 4, 2009 at 7:58 am
"The guys from OCC are well documented white supremacists."

HuhWHAT??

i have not heard of this...

**disappears into Googleville**
skeletor- December 4, 2009 at 7:51 am
@ReX13
yeah i know thats why I love reading it, while there not big on breaking news they are for sure the most entertaining site for MMA news.

@Defender
The guys from OCC are well documented white supremacists. Paul Jr. and Mikey have already released two books about Nazi Idealism under assumed names. Tuttle senior was the head of the League of extreme nationalists until he became a public figure, now he rules from the shadows as to not ruin the mystique of his front as a motorcycle fabricator.
Defender- December 4, 2009 at 7:47 am
Skeletor, you are an idiot. While the "neo-nazi" band crap is legit if you put a spin on it...the idea of the Iron Cross on their shirts is a load of shit. It's the same fucking design Orange County Choppers use...and countless others. Until dude comes out wearing swastikas and swinging his arms at right angles...it is, what it is. A way to get you to talk about him. And it's working.

I've seen Joe fight here in Des Moines...and he is the real deal. His wins are fast and stellar.

His nickname however...is strange. He always went with "The Hammer" but I guess since Matt Hammill is fighting on the same card...that wont fly.
ReX13- December 4, 2009 at 7:46 am
CP isn't big on breaking news because it takes awhile to get a good pic/headline/ snarky story done.

It's sorta like the Daily Show. Yes, you'll be informed, but that's secondary to the lulz (usually).
portland mma- December 4, 2009 at 7:41 am
Dude that guy is my new favorite fighter, The Last Dragon is the shit...I've long been amazed that Bruce Leon hasn't made his MMA debut. I'm going to be singing to the beat of the rhythm of the night all day now.
skeletor- December 4, 2009 at 7:41 am
Yeah I love reading CP but there not exactly big on breaking news. That being said i think Page is scared of Rashad is hoping Silva beats him first, so he thinks theres no reason to fight him just like the Forrest situation.
Flood- December 4, 2009 at 7:31 am
Actually read it on Bloody Elbow about 3 hours ago Thatsozay. Just saying.
Thatsozay- December 4, 2009 at 7:25 am
RampaGe is back in the UFC! You heard it here first bitches!
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