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MMA: The Ultimate Fighter Episode 2 Recap

Last week, Team Dos Santos took a 1-0 lead over Team Lesnar. This week they got to choose the matchup.

Dos Santos' latest cardio training session had one of his fighters throwing up right off the bat. Lesnar's training session didn't look quite as intense, focusing more on fundamentals. But Lesnar had harsh words in regards to his team's focu,s and they seemed to get the message.

Keon Caldwell, the last overall pick and the fighter who threw up earlier in the episode informed his coach that he intended to leave the show to be around his daughter. While his teammates and coaches tried to talk him out of it, they also acknowledged that if he already wanted to leave after only a couple days then he probably didn't belong in the house after all. After a brief reality check from UFC president Dana White, Caldwell reconsidered leaving and opted to stay in the house to fight. It's a smart move, because fighters who leave the house are notorious for NEVER getting another shot in the UFC.

The fight announcement came up and Junior Dos Santos chose Javier Torres as his fighter to go against Chris Cope from Team Lesnar, once again pitting a top pick from the Brazilians team against a bottom pick from the Americans team. Cope acknowledges the fact that Torres is the more skilled fighter but that he needs to win this fight to show he's got more heart. The strength and conditioning coach on Team Dos Santos was a former training partner of Cope's, however, and had some good insight on the major holes in Cope's game for Torres to exploit.

After a tough training session, Keon "the quitter" Caldwell once again decided he's leaving the house and cited his daughter as the main reason he's in the house but also the reason he wanted to go home. I don't really know what to make of Caldwell, and it seemed like neither his coaches nor teammates did either. White then went out of his way to basically call Caldwell a fraud and said "good riddance" so he can get a real fighter in the house to take Caldwell's place.

The fight started off with the two fighters clinching against the cage fighting for position with Torres landing some knees and short punches. Cope struggled to get off the cage as Brock Lesnar pleaded for him to relax and gave some other instruction that was ignored. Cope worked his way off the cage, and the two fighters took the center of the ring and exchanged punches. Torres taunted Cope after taking a few punches and then easily took Cope down. Cope got back up and landed a few good shots, and Torres taunted again before pressing Cope back to the cage. At that point, neither fighter could really find an opening and the round ended with the two men circling each other.

Round 2 began with more of the same clinching from Torres after eating a couple punches. Lesnar pleaded with Cope to break free from the clinch every time he gained separation, but Cope seemed more interested in throwing knees rather than moving away so he could strike. The fighters stayed clinched for more than the first two minutes of the round before Cope broke free and some action took place. Neither fighter looked particularly comfortable standing although Torres thought it would be funny to dance around. The last three minutes went by with a lot more clinching and a couple good leg kicks landed by Torres for a pretty boring ending to a pretty boring fight. If I had to guess, I would've said Torres won the fight after two rounds.

However, leaving it to the judges means anything can happen and they declared the fight will go to a third round based on a draw. The round began with lots of movement and good leg kicks from Cope. Cope seemed to be the more in-shape fighter, and Torres' pace looked slow to start the third. Torres then went for a takedown attempt that failed, and Cope landed right on his back. Torres seemed too busy taunting after getting hit in the third round to actually realize he may be losing on the judges' scorecards. With two minutes left, Cope began landing more frequently, and Torres' lack of conditioning was evident. The round ended with the two fighters again in the clinch, but Cope being the more active fighter and clearly landing more shots. Cope won the fight and will move on.

Team Lesnar has now evened the score 1-1 and will have the next selection of fight match up. Lesnar admitted to being frustrated by his fighter not quite following the game plan, but a win is a win, and Lesnar can't be too upset. Cope did exactly what he said he'd do and showed that heart can overcome skill at any given time.

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Cemal 07-25-2012 02:05 am (total posts: 1)
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I'm about a month behind here. I had a goal for July, which I reechad (added 30,000 to my WIP). I took off the first week of August and with the rest of the month, planned on editing everything I wrote in July, to be ready to continue on with the story the first of September. Well....that didn't happen. :( Took me longer to get the work edited and other things came up. Then school started and what not. Then I had to do a pre-edit on one of my other stories. So here I am.....but I'll be ready to get back to writing tomorrow!! So the plan is to write another 30,000 words in October!!
Agus 07-23-2012 03:39 pm (total posts: 1)
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Joe 07-05-2012 01:27 pm (total posts: 1)
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If I didn't already know that the only 2 Mexicans on the boards were clownbabies I'd be offended. Hahaha
A Mexican 07-04-2012 04:16 pm (total posts: 1)
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You wish your UFC columns were as good as your mafia gameplay. Oh wait, both suck

larry 07-04-2012 03:02 pm (total posts: 1)
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welcome back
TT 12-30-2011 08:11 pm (total posts: 1)
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Any comments on tonight's fights?
Cody 05-06-2011 10:35 am (total posts: 1)
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I'm incredibly dissapointed with the season of the ultimate fighter. I haven't been impressed with anyone with the exception of Tony Ferguson. It just feels like sub-par talent, and I don't think Lesnar really gives a crap. I will say that Junior Dos Santos is probably the nicest guy in the world who could kill someone with one punch.
Joe 05-04-2011 05:28 pm (total posts: 2)
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Haha, ARW got beaten by the notorious St. Pierre "UD". Good calls on the others.
ARW 05-01-2011 02:08 am (total posts: 1)
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boom 4-1 tonight.. only loss was a 3.5-1 jake shields bet... like I said.. !
ARW 04-30-2011 11:44 am (total posts: 1)
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Aldo & machida win. I agree somewhat with the Henderson analysis.. But I think Henderson wins a close fight.. Its really tough to bet against St.Pierre. But- I had to. I got over 3 to 1 on Shields & he's a stud. His record speaks for it self.. St Pierre more than likely wins by dec. -but- I like to gamble. Sigh*
Sam the Gambling fiend 04-28-2011 09:44 pm (total posts: 2)
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great breakdown. I think st. pierre got this one. Cmon Joe!!! We need your help making picks, you write great articles but your not giving me any locks bro. Cmonnnnnn son, I need a lock. 2 for the money son, 2 for the money.
Joe 04-07-2011 04:47 pm (total posts: 2)
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I'd agree if Walt was writing the articles, but I don't gamble on the fights myself so I surely can't ask you to. I'm just giving a breakdown of the fighters and how I think the match up will play out, I guess that's the main reason I don't make it a clear point to tell you to expect what I think may happen. If the insight I offer on the fighters helps you gamble, then I'm glad but gambling isn't my thing (I like keeping my money, haha). I appreciate the feedback though.
JV 04-07-2011 01:04 pm (total posts: 2)
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I'm a gambler. Walter runs hands-down the best free gambling tip website there is, and it's good because it's clear(and net positive). I'm not criticizing your writing. The writing is fine, but the picks are wishy washy. It's just not consistent with the rest of the website. It should be: Diaz(-220) 2 units. Do you agree?

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