09-13-2005, 07:10 AM #1
TUF 2- What a great show man- A must see
1. Lightweight - over 145 lbs. to 155 lbs.
2. Welterweight - over 155 lbs. to 170 lbs.
3. Middleweight - over 170 lbs. to 185 lbs.
4. Light Heavyweight - over 185 lbs. to 205 lbs.
5. Heavyweight - over 205 lbs. to 265 lbs.
1. Butting with the head.
2. Eye gouging of any kind.
4. Hair pulling.
5. Fish hooking.
6. Groin attacks of any kind.
7. Putting a finger into any orifice or into any cut or laceration on an opponent.
8. Small joint manipulation.
9. Striking to the spine or the back of the head.
10. Striking downward using the point of the elbow.
11. Throat strikes of any kind, including, without limitation, grabbing the trachea.
12. Clawing, pinching or twisting the flesh.
13. Grabbing the clavicle.
14. Kicking the head of a grounded opponent.
15. Kneeing the head of a grounded opponent.
16. Stomping a grounded opponent.
17. Kicking to the kidney with the heel.
18. Spiking an opponent to the canvas on his head or neck.
19. Throwing an opponent out of the ring or fenced area.
20. Holding the shorts or gloves of an opponent.
21. Spitting at an opponent.
22. Engaging in an unsportsmanlike conduct that causes an injury to an opponent.
23. Holding the ropes or the fence.
24. Using abusive language in the ring or fenced area.
25. Attacking an opponent on or during the break.
26. Attacking an opponent who is under the care of the referee.
27. Attacking an opponent after the bell has sounded the end of the period of unarmed combat.
28. Flagrantly disregarding the instructions of the referee.
29. Timidity, including, without limitation, avoiding contact with an opponent, intentionally or consistently dropping the mouthpiece or faking an injury.
30. Interference by the corner.
31. Throwing in the towel during competition.
All non-championship bouts shall be three rounds.
All championship bouts shall be five rounds.
Rounds will be five minutes in duration, with a one minute.
A one-minute rest period will occur between each round.
Ways to Win
1. Submission by:
Physical tap out.
Verbal tap out.
2. Technical knockout by the referee stopping the contest.
3. Decision via the scorecards, including:
4. Draw, including:
5. Technical decision.
6. Technical draw.
9. No contest.
10. Referee may Restart the round: If the fighters reach a stalemate and do not work to improve position or finish.
The Ultimate Fighter is back and this time it’s the heavyweights and welterweights. Eighteen of the world’s toughest Mixed Martial Artists arrive in Las Vegas to compete for two contracts with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Coached by UFC World Champions, Matt Hughes and Rich Franklin, the two teams will battle each other in the Octagon to see who survives to become the Ultimate Fighter.
Coaches Matt Hughes and Rich Franklin put the fighters through a brutal workout, testing their boxing, wrestling and Jujitsu skills as well as evaluating their overall athletic conditioning. The fighters struggle to complete the session and leave the gym totally exhausted. Some of them carry cuts from boxing and other war wounds. Heavyweight Kerry Schall twists his knee and is taken away in an ambulance. At the hospital, a doctor examines Kerry Schall’s knee and tells him it isn’t broken. But he will need to see an orthopedic surgeon and get an MRI to get his knee fully diagnosed.
Eli Joslin, who struggled through the first day of evaluation, complains to the others that he’s not feeling well and is having serious doubts about staying in the competition. He asks to meet with Dana White and the coaches to talk about his situation. They tell him he shouldn’t walk away from this opportunity. They encourage him to hang in there and give it a shot.
Later, Eli gathers all of the fighters in the house to tell them he’s leaving the show. He says it’s just not for him, and his decision is final. To the disgust of many of the fighters, Eli leaves the show.
The results of Kerry’s MRI have come in and he has torn the cartilage in his knee. He needs surgery and is eliminated from the competition.
Dana surveys the fighters and calls out Kenny Stevens as the weak link in his weight class. Dana tells Kenny he’s willing to give him an opportunity to fight for a chance to stay in the competition. Kenny chooses to fight Sammy Morgan. They immediately weigh-in and it’s determined that Kenny has to cut 20 pounds to be on weight for his fight.
Kenny’s teammates and coach stick by his side and help him through a painful night of trying to sweat off those 20 pounds. Kenny falters somewhat during the weight cutting, but ends up goes to bed on target for the weigh-in. In the morning Kenny resumes his weight cutting with Rich, confident he’ll make it. But during his final stretch in the sauna he tells Rich he can’t take it anymore and quits with just a few pounds to go. Rich is bitterly disappointed that Kenny lacks the mental strength to hang in there and make weight for the fight.
The other fighters arrive at the UFC Training Center for the weigh-in. Dana White has Kenny explain his reasons for quitting to the other fighters then sends him home.
Last edited by Jdawg50; 09-13-2005 at 07:13 AM.
09-13-2005, 07:10 AM #2
Teams Are Picked
The fighters leave the gym dejected from Dana’s speech questioning why they are in this competition and whether or not they have what it takes to make it. Having already lost three heavyweights, Dana decides to bring in an alternate. Dan Christison, an engineer from New Mexico, arrives at the house.
One of welterweights, Jorge Gurgel, goes down while sparring. He is forced to go see a physician who drains some fluid out of his knee. The prognosis is that his knee will only continue to get worse. Jorge is determined not to let his knee injury affect him in this competition and will continue on even if it means a complete knee replacement.
Back at the house, everyone is getting fed up with Melvin always talking about Melvin. Melvin has a mouth that doesn’t quit. In the evening the Coaches pay a visit to the Ultimate Fighter House to see how these guys behave when they’re not training.
Team selection day. Dana flips a coin and determines that coach Franklin gets to pick first. He selects Keith followed by Jorge. Coach Hughes picks Joe and Mike. The coaches continue to pick teams, alternating their selections, until Brad and Luke are the last two fighters chosen. Dana reminds everyone not to forget the goal – two six-figure contracts in the UFC.
The fighters arrive at Centennial Park for the first team challenge. They are surprised when Randy Couture shows up as the challenge coordinator. He explains that the welterweights are up for elimination this week. The object of the challenge is to capture the dummy -- a large heavy bag in the middle of a field -- and bring it back to their respective end zones. Team Hughes wins when Luke uses his grappling skills to hold onto more than one team Franklin fighter at once, allowing Josh to get the dummy to his end zone. As the winner, Team Hughes gets to decide the match-up
Team Hughes joins team Franklin at the Ultimate Fighter House and Dana announces that the fight will be Josh vs. Melvin. Josh tells everyone he picked Melvin to fight because of his claims that he was the best fighter in the house.
Fight day. Both fighters make their way to the UFC Training Center, focused and ready to fight. Both are intense in their warm up and are ready to get down to business as they enter the octagon.
As round one begins, both fighters prove their mettle, as they waste no time making contact. Melvin gets Josh in a guillotine choke and it looks like it might be over before it even gets started but Josh manages to slip out of the hold. Josh manages to pick Melvin up and drop him for some ground and pound. But before long Melvin catches him in another guillotine choke. Josh struggles to free himself, but the bell rings just in time and the round is over.
Round two produces the same results as Josh and Melvin trade kicks and punches. Melvin makes another attempt at a choke but fails. As the round ends, Rich tells Melvin that his only option now is to knock Josh out or he’s going home.
As round three progresses, Melvin tries to get Josh in another choke. But Josh takes him to the ground again. Melvin struggles and gets out from underneath Josh. But before he can trade any effective punches, the fight is over. Josh wins by unanimous decision, but gives Melvin credit for being a lot stronger than he anticipated. He even hurt his arm while blocking one of Melvin’s kicks. And to Josh’s credit, Melvin broke his hand during the second round when Josh threw up his elbow to block. Melvin humbly admits that he froze a little bit upon entering the ring. After the fight, with his ego in check, Melvin leaves the UFC Training Center a bit wiser.
09-13-2005, 07:11 AM #3
No Pain, No Gain
As the fighters recap the Josh vs. Melvin fight, it is clear that Dana was right in his predictions that neither fighter would come out of this unscathed. Melvin broke his hand on Josh’s elbow and Josh hurt his arm blocking one of Melvin’s kicks. Josh is sent to the hospital to have it checked out.
Team Hughes comes home to find the kitchen a disgusting mess. It seems that Team Franklin is having trouble cleaning up and Team Hughes is tired of picking up the slack.
In the evening, Josh comes home with an announcement. His arm is broken. His fate in this competition, however, is still up in the air. Some of the fighters are hoping Josh will be allowed to stay.
The fighters gather in the UFC Training Center where Dana makes the official announcement that Josh is eliminated.
Coach Hughes must now contend with Rob, one of his heavyweights, who cannot seem to stop talking about his injured shoulder. Rob has complained about his sore shoulder to just about everyone -- and everyone is sick and tired of hearing about it.
This week, the heavyweights are up for elimination and compete in the Xtreme Right Guard Challenge. The fighters must tread water while working together to hold their team flag above the water. Rashad struggles right from the start and it’s not long before he drops his end of the flag in the water costing Team Franklin the challenge. Team Hughes is in the driver’s seat once again.
Team Hughes goes back to the gym where they decide that Rob will fight. Back at the Ultimate Fighter house, Dana announces the fight. Team Hughes has chosen Rob to fight Brad. Both fighters are both banged up – Brad has an existing knee injury to compliment Rob’s injured shoulder.
Since Josh’s departure was only due to injury, Dana decides to bring in a new welterweight. Jason Von Flue comes to the house and it is evident upon his introduction that he just might be replacing Luke as the weirdest guy in the house. Jorge takes an immediate disliking to Jason and wants him gone, pronto!
It’s off to the gym for the fighters. Coming in late to the game doesn’t mean Jason will be given a break and Matt Hughes puts him through the rigors of “hell day.” Matt sets out to break down Jason – and down he goes.
Fight day. Rob’s fears of making his shoulder injury worse during today’s fight are becoming stronger but he is committed to the fight now. There is no going back. Brad is looking to set a precedent with the other heavyweights and show that he is a force to be reckoned with. As both fighters enter the ring, the atmosphere is charged and ready to blow.
Dana introduces the fighters and the fight is on. Rob wastes no time and takes Brad down. Brad struggles to get off his back and defends Rob’s attacks from this position. Brad struggles to establish a chokehold but fails miserably. As he tries to get back to a standing position, Rob gets him in a guillotine choke. Brad frees himself only to have Rob come at him again. With his injured arm, Rob gets Brad in a chokehold and tries to crank it down, but he can’t maintain the pressure. It’s obvious when Brad frees himself that Rob’s bicep has torn and rolled down into his arm. The tables quickly turn and Brad catches Rob in a triangle choke and Rob taps out. Team Franklin finally has their first victory.
Rob has redeemed himself and has proven that he has the heart of a fighter. When that cage door closed, the shoulder was forgotten. But Matt still doesn’t think his heart was in the fight. He thinks the triangle choke came on slow and that Rob should have been able to thwart Brad’s winning move. Rob is disappointed that he lost. Matt, however, feels he’s in a “no lose” situation with Rob going out of the picture. Still appreciative of all his help, Rob thanks Matt for his support, and walks out with his head held high.
Rob’s last parting words, “My arms hurting worse, boys.”
09-13-2005, 07:12 AM #4
The fighters re-cap the Rob vs. Brad fight. They give Rob credit for putting so much energy into his fight despite having a badly hurt right shoulder. The teams head home where Brad celebrates his first victory in the Octagon with a beer. Joe is ready to party and gets pretty rowdy despite a lack of drinking buddies.
Jorge advises his fellow Team Franklin welterweights, Anthony and Marcus, to keep their fight strategy secret from even the heavyweights on their own team. He tells Marcus and Anthony that the three of them are almost like a separate team and need to watch each other’s backs.
Jorge doesn’t waste much time in violating the code of secrecy he made earlier with Anthony and Marcus. He quietly reveals his team’s fight selection strategy to Joe in exchange for information about which welterweight Team Hughes is planning to pick next. After the conversation, Jorge immediately finds Marcus and lets him in on the secret but tells him they can’t tell Anthony. With that decision, Marcus and Jorge have forged a two-man ******** that they hope will get them to the finals. They have worked out an arrangement where Team Franklin welterweights will pick fights by seniority. Marcus, being the oldest of the three, will fight Joe if they win the next challenge.
Randy Couture welcomes the fighters to the “Hangman Challenge”. Three welterweights from each team climb onto an octagonal monkey-bar structure and fight their way to the center. The fighters use their legs to knock their opponents off the bars. Jorge succeeds in outlasting everyone else winning the challenge for Team Franklin.
Team Franklin meet at the gym to make their fight selection. Dana White warns them not to go after the strongest fighters so early.
The teams gather at the house where Dana announces that Team Franklin has chosen Marcus “The Irish Hand Grenade” Davis to fight Joe “Daddy” Stevenson. Joe is stunned that they picked him. Matt Hughes is confident that Joe’s grappling skills will be too much for Marcus. As the meeting breaks up Matt tells Jorge that he knew he wouldn’t be fighting. Matt says there’s a difference between saying you want to fight and wanting to fight. Jorge is pissed off that Matt is questioning his character as a fighter and says he’s going to hurt one of his guys next time.
Marcus trains with boxing coach Peter Welsh and reveals that he has been keeping some of his skills secret so far in the competition. He says everyone thinks he’s just a boxer but he actually has a very solid ground game. He has also been pretending to be a right-handed fighter and plans to catch Joe off guard with his brutal southpaw. Marcus believes that winning this fight is critical for his career. If he doesn’t beat Joe he’s planning on hanging up his gloves.
The welterweight elimination fight is on. Marcus makes some tentative jabs but doesn’t land anything. Joe starts pressuring Marcus then grabs a leg and carries him across the cage where he body slams him, Matt Hughes-style. Joe gets side control over Marcus and attacks him with brutal elbow strikes. With less than a minute to go in round one, Marcus taps out and Joe is declared the winner. Holding back tears, Marcus says goodbye to his teammates. He leaves the UFC Training Center aware that his fighting days may finally be over.
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