"Coward or Hero?" - May 11|
We review Hutcherson v. Singer.
Training Session with Team Ortiz. Matt Hamill, our deaf MMA
fighter, can't wait to fight. "I am composed and cool."
Bisping said Hamill is a world class wrestler and that clashes
with his pride. He wouldn't insult people like that. Matt
takes people down without the use of hands. He finds it more
of a challenge. Some fighters are upset at this.
Back at the house...Kendall and Kalib want to see a move that
Matt did. He isn't sure if he should show them. Tait said Matt
is "cocky. He refers to himself as 'The King'". Kendall pranks
Matt by hiding his steak. "Others fighters don't think I am
cocky as far as I know." Kendall returns Matt's steak.
Team Ortiz training session. Ortiz tells Matt that he was in
his first UFC fight with 6 months training just like he is.
Ortiz says Matt is his #1 pick because of his wrestling skills
and he learns quick. "The kid is a stud. He works hard and
fights hard." Matt wants to be the best and technical as
possible. He is ready to fight. "I don't catch all of their
names. It takes times to do it. He is with Danny a lot and
teaches Danny sign. Danny and Matt become fast friends.
Kendall is pissed cause Matt calls himself "The King." Danny
feels sorry because everyone in the house hates Matt. Matt
still thinks he is the best fighter out there. Danny explains
how his "joke" could be seen as being cocky. He apologizes to
Bisping said he is training hard and you can pick up injuries.
Matt is hitting to hard..."What am I supposed to do?" Josh
said, "You feed me hard, I will hit harder." Kendall rocks
Matt hard with a head kick. And then Josh hits Matt hard with
an uppercut. "My jaw hurts real bad." Matt never felt that
before. He is taken to the hospital. Josh said he tasted MMA
for the first time and it's going to get worse. Kendall
doesn't like it, but he and the rest of the house are happy
Matt got his bell rung. Danny is worried and sleeps with Matt
to watch over him. "He is my teammate and my friend."
Training Session with Team Shamrock...Tait says the session
went from light contact to full contact. "It's the coaches job
to tell someone to stop--but what do I know?" Tait and
Shamrock get into it about training. Ken said Tait was
attacking his character. "I do have more experience and have
been doing this for 15 years." He tells Tait he was acting
like a little punk and walks out.
Danny helps Matt out. Bisping isn't cool about it. "Matt never
cooks for himself anyway. I think he is milking it. I never
ask for a sandwich." Ed Herman says that Matt can kiss his
ass. "I got my bell rung. Suck it up." Kalib said he has more
psychological damage than physical damage. Danny said he will
help Matt out no matter what.
Everyone in the house is getting stir crazy. Tait said he
wouldn't do this again. Rory wants to go home. The 6 weeks is
killing Bisping. He misses his girlfriend and his kids. Ed
said it's hard to sleep and he misses everything. "The house
breaks you down."
Fight Announcement time. Dana is in Canada doing promotion for
UFC, so Tito gets to announce the fight. He congratulates Rory
for winning the fight. Mike is ready to fight. Team Ortiz
chooses Josh Haynes. And for Team Shamrock it's Tait Fletcher.
Josh says its not personal, just business. Mike says that they
are saving Matt for him to pamper him and it will be better
for Matt. "Let them think that."
Team Shamrock training session--They bury the hatchet inside
the ring. Ken said that they had to find a way to turn it
around. "I didn't become the first UFC Champion because I
Team Ortiz training session--Josh was the last pick but he is
still tough, Ortiz says. "He works hard, pushes himself &
never complains." Josh is stoked and ready to fight. Noah gets
a manila envelope.
Josh is stir crazy and toilet paper's Noah's bed. Noah comes
out of the bathroom and looks at it. He just says, "Sweet."
Noah got a letter from home. Mike wants to talk to Noah and he
doesn't want to talk about it. He thinks the letter and its
contents are bad enough to make him go home. Everyone thinks
it's about his family and something really bad happened. Noah
reveals that someone has been posting on the internet that he
has been cheating out here and his girlfriend is upset about
it. "Someone has been trying to sabotage our relationship."
Mike said that isn't as important as family. "It could have
been worse. Noah says he can't make the next 2 weeks with
contact and he is leaving to solve the problem if he doesn't
get the phone call.
Dana returns from Canada and is let in on Noah being crazy and
wants to call home. He wakes up Noah and talks to him. He
tells Dana about the phone call. "Don't you think that the
phone call will f' you up worse?" Noah said that while Dana
was trying to give him a pep talk, all he could think about
was going home. Dana says he is not a dickhead. "If it was
about his family...and something was wrong, I would have no
problem about giving a phone call. " He asks how long he is
dating this girl. Noah says that doesn't matter.
Then Dana gives the quote of the year so far. "The girl who he
has been dating for 6 months thinks he's been cheating on her.
I don't give a f**k." He tells Noah that we are looking for
the baddest mf'ers who can fight. Dana says that we were all
doing this...when were 18. Noah said he is 100% prepared to
make this decision. He says he can't be here. Dana tells him
he is NOT getting the phone call and he has 2 choices..."screw
your head on straight or I will take you to the airport and
fly you home right now." Noah says he is gone. "Pack your
bags." Dana says Noah Inhofer "isn't an MMA fighter. He isn't
mentally or physically tough enough to handle it."
Noah tells us through tears, "People will see me as a coward
for leaving, or a hero for standing up for what I believe in.
I know I did the right thing."
The teams are called in to the training center and Ortiz is
let in on Noah's departure. Dana explains the situation and
rips Noah a new ass***e. You see the team members as well as
Shamrock and Ortiz rip into Noah and laugh at him. "Man, MMA
isn't your sport. This is about sacrifice.", Ortiz says. Dana
says, "F**k Noah. I hope the girl is the one and they are
married for 40 years and have 19 kids. But I know that he is
going to realize that he f***ed up. Noah quit. He is out. And
we have to bring someone back....
...and that someone is shown to the fighters, but not to us!
At least not until the next episode of the Ultimate Fighter!
Who is brought back?
Sixteen men from across the Americas travel to Las Vegas with
one dream, one goal to become The Ultimate Fighter.
Determination. Discipline. Excellence.
Recaps by Jason Block, GSNN
Host: Dana White
Coaches: Ken Shamrock & Tito Ortiz
EP: Craig Piligian, Frank Fertitta III, Lorenzo Fertitta,
Dana White, Kevin Kay
Packager: Pilgrim Films and Television; Zuffa, LLC; Spike
Airs: Thursdays at 10pm ET on Spike TV
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