The TUF 14 Finale is just a few days away, and unless you overheard Michael Bisping’s spoiler fail on Inside MMA, then this season’s participants in that finale are still a mystery to you. That being said, Team Mayhem coach Jason Miller has released the first of several video journals leading into his upcoming scrap with opposing coach and global pandemic, Michael Bisping, which goes down this Saturday at the Palms Casino.
Though not much is revealed in the first installment (other than Miller admitting Nick Diaz to be one of his favorite fighters), we do get a sneak peak at Mayhem’s diet and weight cutting method from nutritionist and Team Mayhem assistant coach Ryan Parsons. Turns out, Parsons is a strong believer in the power of romance in a fighter’s life. Tom Lawlor concurs.
The video begins with Mayhem, mid conversation on a phone interview and backing the claims he has made in countless interviews: his training camp is the best he’s ever had, Bisping will go for the takedown first, etc. And after gathering his favorite autographed Bisping photo and horsing around with apocalypse dog, it’s off to Vegas.
A quick look at his grocery list makes me yearn for just one Whole Foods store to be built in Upstate New York, because Walmart is not the place to buy blueberries in November. Anyway, Miller also gives us another glimpse at the Bane-esque NormaTec suits that we saw earlier this season on The Ultimate Fighter.
I like the simple, laid back approach to the journal that editor E. Casey Leyden has taken. Kind of appeals in a minimalist movie poster sort of way.
Don’t forget to catch tonight’s season finale of The Ultimate Fighter 14 at 10/9c.