We review Pointon v. Grove. Rory
Singer said Grove drove him into the cage. Bisping said
Grove systematically took him apart. Solomon Hutcherson said
Grove was in the cage and was going to get him. Danny Abbadi
said Ross gave him his back and Team Punishment wins again.
Team Shamrock meets by the
weights. Shamrock says there is "no problem here". Tait
Fletcher says that it's anyone's guess who fights who.
Shamrock says this fight is the "end of the road" for Team
We see a Team Ortiz training
session. Ortiz sees a huge improvement in the last couple of
weeks in his fighters. They are becoming complete fighters.
Ken Shamrock underestimates him. In Ortiz's eyes, Shamrock
only sees him as a punk kid. "I coached in Junior College.
The kids trust me and are listening to me. They are not
second guessing me. I am in their heads. Will we go through
them with only one loss. Time will tell."
Back at the house. Some members
of Team Shamrock make fun of Mike Bisping's laugh. Bisping
doesn't like it. "I dont like the look in Mike Nickels's
face." He is going to yell at the top of his lungs and if
they don't like it, they will have to man up and do
something about it. He calls Nickels an ass***e and wants to
knock that look off his face.
At the Team Shamrock Training
Session, they watch fight tapes and rest. Kristian doesn't
like that at all. Tait is shocked at the light way of
training. He trained on the bag and on the treadmill on his
own. Nickels said they were going to put work in on their
own, Shamrock or not. Kristian would totally train
differently if he was running things. He is envious of the
way Team Ortiz is training.
At Team Ortiz, Matt is catching
on to everything. Bisping says he is too intense at times.
He goes crazy and tries to hurt people. Bisping says Matt is
getting special treatment. "It's hard to deal with when he
is predetermined to win. It will be Matt and I in the finals
and we will see what happens." After seeing some over
aggressive moves, Ortiz yells at his team. "I like to see
aggression. But we are not here to hurt people. We are here
to help each other. We are here to learn something from each
At the house, Matt is mocked by
Bisping and some housemates. Tait says Matt doesn't respect
his team or the opposition. At night, Bisping gets ripped
and smokes cigars with Hutcherson and Starnes. He pisses on
the team Ortiz/Shamrock concept. He is only it for himself,
his girlfriend and his kids. He pisses on Matt and plays to
the camera in a foul-mouthed tirade. The next morning
Bisping is woken up by Hutcherson as he passed out in his
bed. He apologizes to his girlfriend and his kids for acting
this way and to his housemates for anything he had said.
They try to get Bisping to admit who he his fighting next.
He doesn't fall for it. Nickels thinks Bisping is gunning
for him. He thinks they are both well-matched. He is ready
for the challenge.
Fight Announcement: Team
Punishment's Michael Bisping in the Light Heavyweight
Division vs. Kristian Rothaermel from Team Shamrock.
Kristian is ready to bang. He went in prepared for anything.
Ortiz says its like a game of chess. Bisping chose Kristian
because he has the skills to take him out. Shamrock says
Bisping is like Ross except he has better ground skills. "He
is just a banger." Kristian says, "If you can't survive the
first round with me, you are in trouble dog." Shamrock tells
Kristian to get him on his back and take him out. Hutcherson
says Team Ortiz is underestimating Kristian. He says, "Sorry
Michael, I Iike you, but it's bye bye and back to Britain
for you. Peace Out and Sayonara, sucker!"
Team Ortiz Training Session,
Bisping says he was in kickboxing and jujitsu since he was 8
yrs old. He has been in MMA for 3 years. He finishes quick
and has never been beaten. He says MMA in England is at a
lower level than the US, but he is at a higher level than
most British fighters. Kristian will be his first American
fighter that he has fought. Kristian is a jujitsu fighter.
He is working with Tito to get back on his feet and wear out
Team Shamrock makes up their own
training regimen in the backyard of the Las Vegas house.
Kristian benefits from Cardio training. Mike said they were
making the best of a bad situation. "We aren't getting
trained at the next level." Kristian's head views life from
a surreal perspective. Ed Herman says he is a trippy dude
who quotes poetry. Tait thinks his poetry is torture. As
Kristian is making weight, his cause is New Orleans. His
father passes away and he lost his clothes due to Katrina.
His life is not nearly as bad as other people's situations.
He is going to bring it and he is going to go to war. We see
the Shamrock team beatbox and scratch in the van, being a
Kristian is seen smoking cigars
in the backyard. Noah jokes at his conditioning. He knows it
isn't as good as Bisping, but he doesn't inhale the cigar so
he thinks it's ok. Bisping notices it and says "To each his
Team Shamrock training session.
Shamrock has been getting wind of the dissension in the
ranks and he is going to nip it in the bud now. He feels
it's all in their heads and the training isn't the answer.
He is going to change their thoughts. Shamrock confronts
them. Starnes doesn't care who the coach is(even Carrot
Top), he will fight and win. Shamrock tells them he is not
going to kill them in the gym. He said it was a challenge to
motivate them. "Some got it, and some didn't. But when the
gate closes, it's just them and the fighter in front of
them." Shamrock works with Kristian. He has won 40 fights.
He notices Bisping has conditioning "for days"."It will be a
hard fight." He has a game plan to take him down. Shamrock
thinks he has a lot of ground knowledge. He thinks Kristian
can win the fight.
Weigh In--Bisping 204.5 and
Kristian is 204. Ortiz says Bisping's wrestling isn't so
good but his striking his great. He says Kristian has no
heart. It will be "who is ready for the fight."
At the house, Bisping has a
cauliflower ear and we see it sucked out by a needle in all
it's bloody detail. Bisping said this is a huge fight for
me. He did a lot of jobs, but gave up full time work 2.5
years ago. His wife and children are the only force for his
competition. He wants to give them the good life. "Kristian
has another thing coming if he thinks he is taking that away
Fight Day--Bisping doesn't think
Kristian is in his class. Kristian says he will beat Bisping
to the ground. We see last minute prep and trash talking
between both me. Both coaches psyche their men up.
Bisping is out first. He is from
Cyprus. Kristian is next from New Orleans. Here are the
Coors Light Cold Hard Facts:
Ref is John McCarthy
Round 1: At 4:40, Kristian fails
at his first takedown attempt. At 4:15 both men
simultaneously use kicks. Bisping falls, and Kristian
attempts a takedown. It doesn't work. At 4:34 Bisping hits
Kristian with a high knee that opens Kristian's skull up and
he is bleeding. At 4:20 Bisping is taken down, but by 4:05
he is up. By 3:40 Kristian is winded. At 3:25 Bisping is on
the ground and striking with elbows from the bottom
position. By 2:15 McCarthy stops the fight due to excessive
bleeding. They are cleaned up and we have time in. At 2:07 a
left stuns Rothaermel. At 1:48 and 1:33 Bisping lets
Rothaermel up from the ground and he hits a series of shots
and at 1:10 a right knocks out Rothaermel. McCarthy stops
the fight and Bisping advances. 3 in a row for Team
The Amp'd Mobile Fight Recap:
Ortiz says Kristian didn't know
what hit him. Bisping hit him with 20 different shots. Dana
White said when Bisping hit him with the knee that opened
him up, he was out of the fight. Shamrock said he lost
focus. He wasn't the same guy he saw in training. "It was
mentally over before it began."
Bisping says Kristian was a nice
guy. He has nothing against him. Kristian said, "I got my
ass kicked. He beat me and he is a bad man. I was one step
behind him the entire fight."
Will Team Shamrock ever win
another fight? Will the coaches come to blows? Tune in next
week for Episode 5 of The Ultimate Fighter 3!