I Tell You, I Get No
Respect... No Respect At All! - October 3
Again, thanks to
SpikeTV.com for their assistance in their preparation
of this recap.
Quoting Rodney Dangerfield for this show is part of what
happened. All the fighters describe the battle between
Jason and Jorge as One hell of a fight, in which
Jasons heart really showed. Even Dana White, president
of the UFC, was finally impressed.
Jorge is disappointed and his pride is hurt. He just
cant believe he lost. (Well, I would if you talked a
good game and backed it up. In this game, you have to
back the trash you talk) Even Rich Franklin is surprised
that Jorge lost the fight. He says the option never even
crossed his mind. Jason comes into Jorges room to pay
his respects for a great fight. Thats's class.
Meanwhile in Jasons dressing room, Matt is playing a
game of solitaire instead of congratulating Jason on his
win. Not exactly a ringing endorsement. Sammy notices
and says that it seems like Matt doesnt even care. Matt
says hes glad Jason won but that he could have lost him
and he wouldnt have been too upset about it. Ok, now we
know it's not a ringing endorsement.
Jorge did quite a number on Jasons face and his cuts
are going to require stitches. Jason is a little freaked
because hes never had to get stitches before. Well, he
got 40 of them.
Later that evening, Jason comes home from the doctor
expecting to find a house full of guys ready to
congratulate him but finds quite the opposite. Much to
Jasons disappointment, everyone has gone to sleep.
Jason thought beating Jorge would have finally gained
him some respect from his teammates.
The Fighters arrive at the New Orleans Arena to find a
large mud pit. Challenge Coach Randy Couture explains
this weeks Right Guard Xtreme heavyweight challenge is
called Last Man Standing. The objective is to eliminate
the opposing team members from the mud pit. Its Dan and
Mike from Team Hughes against Rashad and Brad from Team
Franklin. Its a slippery struggle but Brad forces Dan
out and then he and Rashad gang up on Mike and push him
out for a Team Franklin victory. For Rashad, its sweet
revenge pushing Mike out and beating Matts team.
At the gym, Rich meets with his team and the decision is
made who will fight. It will be Keith vs. Mike.
As the fighters gather in the house for Danas
announcement, Rich explains that on the way back he had
some second thoughts about having Keith fight Mike. He
thinks that Keith will come out of a fight with Mike too
banged up, too close to the semi-finals. He doesnt want
him to take that risk so he changes his mind and the new
fight will be Seth vs. Dan.
Dana also makes a surprise announcement that Matt Hughes
must send one of his welterweights over to Team
Franklin, which Matt is not happy
about. Without a second thought he gives up Jason. (Recapper's
note--if you didn't think Jason had no respect until
then...that cinches it.) Though Jason beat Jorge, Matt
still thinks hes the worst fighter he has as far as
technique goes. Team Franklin welcomes their new
teammate with open arms. Jason is offended that Matt
thinks he just got rid of his weakest link. He believes
his fight with Jorge says differently. I think it
does...and personally, I hope my namesake kicks some
The fighters head to the gym for more training. Matt
lectures his team for losing the heavyweight challenge
hes pissed they didnt give it their all.
Even though Jason beat Richs first Welter Weight pick,
Rich is impressed by Jasons tenacity the way he
leaves it all on the mat even when training. Finally, in
Team Franklin, Jason finds the respect hes been looking
for. Good job, Jason.
A blood-curdling scream is heard throughout the
household. Joe is getting his hair bleached by Mike who
has just accidentally put some bleach on a cut behind
Joes ear. Sammy joins in on the fun as well. OUCH!
Fight Day. Seth and Dan arrive at the gym to prepare for
the fight. Round 1 starts with Seth throwing some high
kicks. Then Dans nose starts bleeding from a punch to
the face. They trade as many kicks as they do punches.
Then, with a minute left in the round, Dan kicks Seth in
the groin who takes a moment to recover. After a few
more moments, Seth suffers another kick to the groin.
His genitals are taking quite a beating. I guess the
fight bell isn't the only one that is being rung.
As Round 2 begins, Seth goes for some more high kicks.
Its kick and punch, kick and punch. A much different
style than what the other fighters have displayed in
previous fights. Dan continues to attempt his strikes.
Finally a high kick makes significant contact but its
from Dan and he puts Seth on his back. But from his
back, Seth fights back and strikes Dan on the back of
his head. Dan makes little progress and the referee
breaks up the Heavyweights, standing them back on their
feet. Then Seth nails Dan with a stunning spinning back
kick and drops him to the canvas.
Round 3. The kicks continue. Seth gets Dan on the
ground. They trade as many punches on the ground as they
did kicks while standing. The referee separates them
again. Then just as the round is about to end, Dan makes
a failed attempt at a takedown.
The fight goes the distance and the winner, by unanimous
decision, is Seth Petruzelli...damaged groin and all.
As he leaves the competition, Dan says this is the first
time he ever fought a friend. He just wasnt himself in
the octagon and admits he couldnt let his hands go
during the fight. Next week, the welterweights are