If any of you have been missing The Ultimate Fighter: Smashes – Team UK vs. Team Australia, then you’re doing your brain an incredible disservice. Just a note, when Wu-Tang Clan urged people to ‘Bring Da Ruckus’ in their debut album, they were really talking British MMA fighters being locked inside of a house with cameras on them. I don’t think the MMA world has ever seen such a beautiful domicile get trashed as much as the dudes from Team UK mess it up on a daily basis. We’re talking about eggs being flung on the walls, flour being dumped on contestants — the entire show is synonymous to everything that happens in a Wile E Coyote/Road Runner cartoon.
On the opposite end of the same spectrum, we all saw the result when Michael Bisping and Dan Henderson were pegged as coaches for The Ultimate Fighter. In fact, it created one of the greatest .gifs in MMA history. Fast-forward three years later and Bisping has grabbed five wins in his last six fights and is on the verge of a middleweight title shot. Check out this excerpt from ESPN UK in which Bisping says that Weidman’s stand-up isn’t even good and that if they do fight, he’ll knock him out.
The winner of Boetsch v Weidman is the natural fight and if I was playing it smart, I’d sit on the sidelines and fight one of them.
I match up really well with both of them. Weidman’s stand-up is very very poor, it’s not good at all. He’s a very good wrestler, very good grappler, but I do well against those guys. I’d get back to my feet and knock him out
Boetsch I don’t particularly rank at all. He’s just a tough bastard! I’d have my way with him all day.
I think it’s safe to say that while Dana White is busy making Anderson Silva vs. GSP (or Jones), a fight between Bisping and the winner of Boetsch vs. Weidman seems only right. Also, good luck trying to read that quote in anything else but Bisping’s English accent.