V3FIGHTS 69: JUNE 16 RESULTS

The crowd was excited, the social media was trending and Dana White was loving what was going on inside of the cage on Saturday night at Minglewood Hall.  Future stars were born and several fighters advanced their career and are closer to making their dreams become a reality. Kevin Pease is the new V3Fights amateur welterweight champion and Joseph Lowry is the new lightweight champion in the professional division.  "Fight of the Night" goes to Joseph Lowry and Zach Fears, "Knockout of the Night" goes to Puna Soriano, "Submission of the Night' goes to Pauline Macias and "Performance of the Night" goes to Joseph Lowry.  To end the evening, Joseph Lowry and Bobby Moffett walked away with an offer to fight on 'Dana White's Contender Series.'  There are a lot of exciting things going on with V3Fights so stay tuned. 

Full results below: 

PERFORMANCE AWARDS

Fight of the Night - Joseph Lowry/Zach Fears

Performance of the Night - Joseph Lowry

Submission of the Night - Pauline Macias

Knockout of the Night - Puna Soriano

AMATEUR RESULTS

180 - Raheam Forest defeated Ben Clark via arm bar in round #1 (1:16)

125 - Cody Waddle defeated David Whitaker via standing guillotine in round #1 (1:00)

185 - Logan Reid defeated Dayonne Holland via TKO in round #3 (1:33)

135 - Jahmar Whitehead defeated Keion Lucas via unanimous decision

170 title fight - Kevin Pease defeated Paul Kimble via split decision

PROFESSIONAL FIGHTS

115 - Pauline Macias defeated Brianna Smith via arm bar in round #1 (1:40)

185 - Jordan Fowler defeated Danny Shell via TKO (strikes) in round #1 (3:26)

125 - Jamie Milanowski defeated Jennifer Clausius via arm bar in round #2 (1:04)

185 - Puna Soriano defeated James Horne via TKO in round #1 (:45)

125 - Tracy Cortez defeated Monica Medina via RNC in round #1 (4:27)

145 - Bobby Moffett defeated Jonathan Jackson in round #1 via D'Arce choke (2:02)

155 title fight - Joseph Lowry defeated Zach Fears via unanimous decision

About V3Fights

V3FIGHTS is a professional mixed martial arts promotion that gives rising stars and top contenders the opportunity to prove their talent to fans and leaders in the industry.  V3FIGHTS presents live events on a monthly basis around the United States; including Memphis, Nashville, Tunica and Biloxi.  V3FIGHTS can be seen live all over the world on FloCombat.  Based in Memphis, Tennessee, V3FIGHTS is one of the most active and respected MMA organizations in the fastest growing sport in the world. 

THUG NASTY: THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER - SEASON 27 BLOG - EPISODE 8

RICHIE’S RETURN FROM THE HOSPITAL

We were disappointed when he told us the news that he was out of the competition, but there is nothing you could do about it.  It just sucks.  He and Ricky both came home from the hospital that same night and they were both messed up physically and emotionally. 

If you watch the episode closely, you can see a mark on Richie’s face.  It looks like a pimple but it was really a herpes lesion outbreak.  It’s on his chin and it flared up.    That was a clear sign that his body was stressed.  It wasn’t an injury that put him out of the fight, it was a medical condition.  The lesion was swollen bad like a boil on his face.  The fact that he had a flare up on the same day he had rhabdo shows how messed up he was.  The whole event stressed him.  He sounded confident and I believe mentally he was ready to fight.  But the overtraining and rhabdo made the lesion come up and his kidneys shut down and there was nothing he could do about it.  When he came home from the hospital he just chilled.  

TYLER DIAMOND

This fight happened four days after the Ricky/Suman fight and the Richie incident. 

I like Diamond.  We got along just fine.  We swapped hunting stories in the house and he’s a great training partner.  I trained a lot with him when I was getting ready for my semi-final fight.  He wanted the fight with Dulani bad and was very confident that he would win.  Heck, everyone knew that he was going to beat Dulani. 

Speaking of hunting stories, one of the first conversations I had with him once the show started airing he was telling me that he was getting a lot of criticism on social media because he hunts.  I just thought it was a few people hitting him up and that he was over exaggerating but he wasn’t.   Now I am getting that same kind of criticism and know what he was talking about. Ha ha

DULANI PERRY

Let me start out by saying that as much crap as Dulani talked to people in the house, he was always cool with me and never started anything with me like he did with some of the others.  We were all good.  He would always dress up no matter what and whenever Team Stipe went out and did anything, he would go all out and dress up ever more.  I’m not sure if he was playing it up for the cameras or not but one night we were playing pool and Dulani said that all he was doing was what Conor McGregor is doing and they are basically the same and Richie, who is Conor’s teammate, says in his Irish accent “Conor is witty and funny and you’re f-----g stupid!”  We thought that was hilarious.          

One thing about Dulani is he by far ordered the most food in the house.  He would write a ton of stuff down on the request list.  He always had so much left over that his meat was starting to go bad.  We had no room in the refrigerator for our stuff so everyone was encouraged to eat all of his stuff because he had that much.  So everyday the first thing I did was go to the fridge and ate something that said “Dulani” on it.  One time we took all of his crab legs, like five pounds, and our team had a cookout.  He never said anything about it. 

As far as Dulani and fighting, he had to know that he was going to lose to Tyler.  He had to know that after tryouts that he wasn’t good on the ground. 

FIGHT DAY

Pretty much everything happened that I thought.  It was so one sided.  Dulani landed a few good sidekicks.  I’ll give him that, he has good ones, but after that it was all Tyler.  

Tyler has a teammate from Team Alpha Male who is a 125 pounder and that was Dulani’s last fight and that 125 guy dropped him.  So Diamond knew he was going to f--- him up.  A good 125 would whoop Dulani.  My training partner Jeremiah Cullum (V3Fights’ flyweight champion) would beat Dulani bad.  I would put good money on Jeremiah and he would choke out Dulani

After the fight he was saying ‘ I got my ass whooped ‘ and stopped talking crap. 

SEMI-FINAL MATCHUPS

Right after the fight, they announced all four semi-final matchups.  I already knew that they were going to have me fight Brad.  I heard someone talking about it so I was expecting it.  Even before they announced it, DC had me and Brad stop training together, and I knew what he meant. 

I had no clue when they brought in Jay and Gunther and told them that they were back in the tournament.  I found out when they announced it.  I didn’t care that Jay was brought back after I already beat him and I feel he is outmatched when they announced him fighting Tyler.  I thought Jose was going to be the one replacing Luis because skill wise he is better than Gunther, but Jose was heavy, had multiple stitches and Gunter is a teammate of Stipe.  As far as Ricky’s replacement, Kyler was getting drunk a lot and Jay asked Dana so they picked Jay.  A few days after Suman’s fight, they told him that he was out and tore his ACL and he was pissed about it.  Kyler and Jose were pissed about not being brought back too.   

So round one is over and the semi-final fights are set.  There are some awesome fights still to come so tune in next week when I break down the next episode.  Thanks to everyone for their support!  

- Thug Nasty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THUG NASTY: THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER SEASON 27 BLOG - EPISODE 7

Here we go with another episode and what a crazy one it was… 

RICKY

The show starts out with Ricky coming home from the hospital after his fight.  I remember he didn’t get back until really late.  When he got back from the hospital, I thought he was going to be fine and so did he.  But he was in a lot of pain that night. He was in so much pain that he started drinking to help his foot feel better.  I think he was drinking whiskey.  He had certain stuff that he wanted because he was putting it on the request list.  But that night he drank a lot. 

After he had been on crutches for a few days and still had the black eye, we knew it wasn’t looking good for him because his next fight was only a week away.  He was wearing sunglasses because the light was hurting his eyes.  They showed me bringing him food and stuff and that happened a night or two after his fight.  All he did was eat ice cream and drink whiskey so I brought him some real food.  I didn’t know what to make him at first, but I knew he needed something for energy.  I remember one day I saw what he had for breakfast so I just made that for him. 

When he came home from the doctor the second time, he told us that he was out of the competition.  We were pretty depressed about it.  At this point we were hoping that because we lost guys to injuries, that maybe they would bring Thailand back.  Ricky was on crutches the rest of the time that we were in the house.  Once Ricky found out that he was done with the competition, he started drinking every damn night, and a lot of times during the day as well.   

He was still on crutches at the airport when filming was over.  

ALLAN AND RICHIE

These two fighters were featured this week because they were next up to fight.  I got along with both guys really well. 

Allan didn’t speak English so Jose would translate for us if we needed him to since he spoke Spanish.  Allan is a wild dude.  We would exchange stories and I would use hand signals and body language to help communicate and if I got stuck I would get Jose to translate for me.  The first thing I taught him was the word ‘catfish.’  I knew ‘gato’ means cat and ‘pescado’ means fish so I taught him catfish.  When he didn’t understand me at first, I had to draw a picture.  I definitely learned some Spanish on the show and the Spanish I already knew got better because of Allan.  When I first started talking to him he was telling me all of the animals that he had.  I didn’t think he knew what the word 'pet' meant, and he was telling he had all of these pets.  And then when I saw his home video when the show aired, sure enough he had that many reptiles for pets.  He’s a wild man.  Out of all the places where everyone on the show was from, his was the coolest.  I loved how his backyard is a river where he can fish whenever he wanted and on the other side of the mountain is a beach. 

Richie was cool as s---.  I got along with him really well.  He’s a savage and an awesome training partner.  Richie can leg lock people from anywhere.  Even when you are on top of him in mount, his leg locks are scary and he can still get to them.  He trains with Conor McGregor in Ireland.  He talked about Conor a lot.  He really doesn’t know him outside of the gym, but in the gym he said Conor is awesome and has amazing boxing.  He says that Conor stays right outside of the punching distance from his opponent and is as close as can be without getting hit.  So that was cool that he could share stories and talk about the biggest name in the sport.  Richie trained three times a day.  He would go running in the morning before our two a day practices.  He would run 5 to 10 miles on the treadmill before we even had our first practice.  He thought this was helping him out, but really it was his downfall as you saw later in the show. 

WEIGH IN

The stare down was intense.  That whole exchange escalated slowly and I blame the producers for this.  They had them face off for over a minute with no one there to separate them and the two just got closer and closer and eventually the coaches had to get in there because the producers never told them that the face off was done.  That was the most anticipated fight so far just because of that weigh in.  I was super pumped when it happened, we all were, but the difference with me was I had 5 cups of coffee in me.  Ha ha  

FIGHT DAY

If you recall, Dana White at one point said, “This has been a crazy day,” and this is what he meant…

So last episode Ricky fought Suman and you just read everything that happened with Ricky.  However, Ricky and Richie were supposed to fight on the same day, so when this was actually happening, everything that went down with Richie was happening the same day that Ricky fought Suman.  Richie and Allan were actually supposed to fight first and Ricky and Suman were supposed to fight five minutes after that, but when Richie started cramping up, they had Ricky and Suman fight first to give Richie more time to heal up.  

The morning of the fight, Richie said that he started feeling funny and that he felt bloated.  He noticed that he put on more weight than usual and felt bigger.  And again, he and Allan were supposed to fight first and then Suman comes out and tells us that Richie’s stomach is messed up and he may not fight.  We really didn’t know how severe this was with Richie and that it would go away and the fight would still be on.  After a lot time went by, we heard one of the female commissioners say that she saw this happen before and that the fight isn’t going to happen and that Richie is done. 

Richie had what is called Rhabdo.  Rhabdo is when muscles break down and they release their contents, including muscle enzymes into the bloodstream.  The toxins block up your kidneys and can harm the kidneys and cause kidney failure.  So Richie caught cramps in his calves from overtraining and was in a lot of pain.  I helped carry him out so I knew this was serious.  The female commissioner said that this takes weeks to recover and that sucks.      

 So in the same day, Ricky and Richie both went to the hospital and Pena is already out.  

I knew that Allan was upset and crying after the fight.  I thought it was funny because I know Allan is a wild man and wanted to fight.  I didn’t know that he got the finish bonus but it was badass that he did. 

FIGHT ANNOUNCEMENT

Dulani and DC go at it during the announcement and Dulani started crying.  I saw a teardrop drop off of Dulani’s face onto the mat.  Nobody let him live it down, even at the house.  I trained with Dulani some, so I felt good about Tyler winning this fight.  But at this point we knew we had almost half of our team down with injuries, so we were all wondering what the heck is going to happen.   

Things just keep getting more interesting so tune in this week for my breakdown of the last fight of the first round.  And as always, I want to thank everyone for all the support that you are showing me!

-Thug Nasty

 

 

            

 

 

MOFFETT CONFIDENT ABOUT OPPORTUNITY ON JUNE 16

Bobby Moffett, one of the top featherweight fighters in the nation, will be making his V3Fights’ debut on June 16 where he will have the chance to impress the most influential person in all of MMA, Dana White who will be in attendance! 

Moffett is currently 11-3 and trains at The MMA Lab in Phoenix, AZ.  He got started in combat sports as a wrestler in Illinois where he wrestled for Homewood-Flossmore High School, which is one of the top programs in the south suburbs of Chicago. 

He always wanted to be a fighter but didn’t really know about the UFC until the first “Ultimate Fighter’ came out on television during his freshman year of high school.  A year after he graduated he took up jiu-jitsu and is now one of the top fighters in the country. 

On June 16, Moffett will take on undefeated fighter, Jonathan Jackson, out of Jackson, MS.  Jackson is a very exciting fighter, which means this fight could very well steal the show and win ‘Fight of the Night’ honors!  When asked about this fight and opportunity, here is what Moffett had to say:

“Jackson is a tough opponent.  He’s a little flashy, but I feel that I can win the fight in any area.  I see me finishing the fight standing in the first round.  I’m very excited to show off my skills in front of Dana White and prove to him that I deserve to be in the UFC.” 

Will Moffett be victorious on June 16 and get offered a contract to fight in the biggest organization in the world?  Get your tickets now and witness this first hand! 

Tickets can be purchased at www.v3fights.com.  You can also watch online at www.flocombat.com

WHAT:  V3Fights 69

WHEN:  Saturday, June 16, 2018 | 6 pm doors open | 7 pm fights start

WHERE:  Minglewood Hall | 1555 Madison Ave | Memphis, TN 38104

ADMISSION:  $83 rows 1 & 2 | $63 reserved seating | $38 general admission

About V3Fights

V3FIGHTS is a professional mixed martial arts promotion that gives rising stars and top contenders the opportunity to prove their talent to fans and leaders in the industry.  V3FIGHTS presents live events on a monthly basis around the United States; including Memphis, Nashville, Tunica and Biloxi.  V3FIGHTS can be seen live all over the world through its pay-per-view deal with GFL.  Based in Memphis, Tennessee, V3FIGHTS is one of the most active and respected MMA organizations in the fastest growing sport in the world. 

 

 

 

 

 

THUG NASTY - THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER: SEASON 27 BLOG EPISODE 6

At this point in the show, we have been in the house for about two weeks.  It was better than being in that hotel, but it still sucked.  This far into it, things are pretty much routine now.  

The show started out with Dulani getting into an argument with Team DC.  I was not there for this.  This happened right after my fight and I was getting stitched up at the time.  When I came back, Pena said to me ‘Yo Bryce, I wish you were here!  We would have Diaz brother those m-----f------’ and he informed me of his view of everything. 

Dulani started it and escalated it.  Pena pushed Suman with one hand while he had a broken foot haha.  I was pissed that I missed it, but at the same time I was really glad I wasn’t there.  I think it was meant to be because I would have really jumped on that m-----f----- if he said something to me.  I’m not the kind to sit there and argue, if he would have said something to me then I would have hit him in the face.  There is a lot of crap that he is saying that they don’t air and it’s been happening for a while in the house, but at the same time they are making him out worse than what he is and only showing the bad things.  Dulani isn’t that bad, he talks to get attention.  I got along with him.  I knew he really didn’t want to go outside and fight anyone.  Before we got in the house the producers had a briefing with us and told us to never take our microphones off, don’t fight and don’t vandalize anything or we would be kicked off immediately.  So I knew that Dulani was only talking and didn’t want to fight at all ever. 

RICKY/SUMAN

These two fighters were up next so the show focused on these two most of the episode so I’ll tell you how I got along with them.

Me and Ricky got along great.  If I could have a survival group out in the woods I would pick Diamond, Ricky and Jojo or Richie.  Pena could cook for us haha.  His role would be to cook and help whoop ass.  But I really got along with Ricky.  I knew Pena the most and am the most familiar and comfortable with him, but Ricky was cool too and we have a lot in common.  He likes guns and hunting just like me.  He’s a government conspiracy theorist and we talked a lot about that in the house.  If Ricky were my neighbor, he would probably be my best friend.        

His kicks are really good.  They are very hard and quick and come out of nowhere.  We went back and forth when we sparred.  He has good boxing too. We had some really good sessions.  If you fight him, you can’t just mess around with him, you definitely have to do your homework.  You can never drop your hands against him.  If you do, that is when he will get you.  If I fought him I would definitely want to take him down.  But we were really cool with each other and he was a really good friend of mine in the house. 

I got along with Suman too.  He’s a talker and has a lot of stories.  You will probably see us talking a lot more later on in the season. 

SUMAN VS RICKY

Last week I talked about the UFC Performance Institute and in this episode you got to see some of it during Ricky’s fight prep.  I knew Suman’s knee was slightly torn and that is not good when you go against someone like Ricky with those dangerous kicks.  In the fight, I thought Suman may get him down once, but he didn’t come close.  I knew it would go like that on the feet.  Everyone on Team DC was talking about his knee injury, so legs kicks were smart.  Ricky was landing shots on Suman and Suman was just looking at him.  I don’t think they affected him or that he felt it because of his adrenaline, but Ricky was still scoring points.  Suman did say that the kicks to the head hurt though.  Ricky had a good game plan and we are now up 5-1. 

POST FIGHT

We didn’t see Ricky after the fight.  They took him out right away and we knew he was hurt.  I knew Suman’s knee was slightly torn before the fight and I could tell that it got worse after it. 

I had no clue that Jay and Gunther went and talked to Dana about replacing Luis but I thought it was really cool that they did.  Team Stipe was always talking in the house about who would be the one replacing Pena. 

It was funny while we were in the hallway waiting for the fight announcement.  DC told Stipe that he was going to take his belt and then give it to Cain and he will have to take it from him, so good luck.  Stipe didn’t say too much back.  DC liked to joke around a lot, but Cain was always so serious and not too many people messed around with him.    

When they announced Richie and Allan my immediate thought was that Richie was going to kill him.  Richie is a savage. 

There are a lot of cool things happening coming up and round 1 is almost done.  Tune in next week when I break down episode 7.  And as always, thank you for your support! 

-Thug Nasty

ONE ON ONE WITH JON JACKSON

Jon Jackson is one of the top up and coming professional fighters in the southeast region.  He is currently 3-0 (1 NC) and fights out of Team Black Sails MMA in Jackson, MS.  He will be making his V3Fights’ debut on June 16 in Memphis, TN.  Standing across the cage from him will be Bobby Moffett (11-3).  A win over Moffett may very well be Jackson’s ticket to the top MMA promotion in the world. 

Jackson weighed in on this fight, his opponent and this incredible opportunity.    

How did you get started in MMA?

I got started in martial arts because I needed something to be good at to force focus in my life while learning a practical skill.  At the time I knew that I needed to find a better outlook on what makes a man. 

On June 16, you will have a tough task ahead of you when you take on a very dangerous fighter in Bobby Moffett.  However, you asked for this fight.  Why is that?

I wanted this fight with Bobby because his experience will complement my ability and show that I belong here in the world of fighting. 

How do you see this fight going and where do you feel you have the advantage?

I respect every man that gets in the ring as my opponent, but only so much.  I’m never sure how tough each opponent is, but I believe that once I feel him out, and steadied my offense, he won’t last long after that.  How long it takes may be up to him.  I feel that my biggest advantage in this fight is my intensity and pressure.  With that being said, I’ll look to keep distance and the fight standing. 

And you don’t think him having fourteen professional fights to your four will play a factor?

I honestly believe that it’ll make it a better fight.  Some less experienced guys would have a less showy, more cautious fight.  I’d like Bobby to bring the best out of me. 

A win over Moffett can lead to bigger and better things because in the crowd will be none other than UFC president, Dana White.  Do you care to comment on him coming to the fight and scouting the up and coming talent?

Fighting in front of Dana White was a silly daydream when I first picked up this game. But years ago the possibility was made more realistic when Brandon Davis went to the big show. Now I can say fighting in front of Dana White could be the single most important opportunity in my entire life. I will be ready! 

Jackson saw an opportunity and was in the right place at the right time and on June 16 he will make his V3 debut.  Does he have what it takes to top one of the best featherweights out there?  Get your tickets now!  

Tickets can be purchased at www.v3fights.com.  You can also watch online at www.flocombat.com

WHAT:  V3Fights 69

WHEN:  Saturday, June 16, 2018 | 6 pm doors open | 7 pm fights start

WHERE:  Minglewood Hall | 1555 Madison Ave | Memphis, TN 38104

ADMISSION:  $83 rows 1 & 2 | $63 reserved seating | $38 general admission

 

About V3Fights

V3FIGHTS is a professional mixed martial arts promotion that gives rising stars and top contenders the opportunity to prove their talent to fans and leaders in the industry.  V3FIGHTS presents live events on a monthly basis around the United States; including Memphis, Nashville, Tunica and Biloxi.  V3FIGHTS can be seen live all over the world through its pay-per-view deal with GFL.  Based in Memphis, Tennessee, V3FIGHTS is one of the most active and respected MMA organizations in the fastest growing sport in the world. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THUG NASTY - THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER: SEASON 27 BLOG EPISODE 5

Sorry this is late.  I went on a road trip with one of my coaches/training partners, Roli Delgado to Mount Vernon, IL to train at Pedigo Submission Fighting Gym and stayed on Roli’s farm.  You may remember Roli from season 8 of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ where he was on Team Mir.  This gym was awesome, nothing but savages there!  These guys were the real deal!  I’ve never seen anything like it.  They sleep on the mat, shower by using their water bottles, it was just crazy and I loved it.  I’m going back there again soon to train and hunt.  But I had no reception so I couldn’t post my blog for episode 5, so here it goes. 

After my fight I went and got seven stitches above my eye.  I couldn’t train for a week or so.  I could hit pads and drill, but couldn’t do anything live or spar. 

The show started off with Tyler drawing to pass time because he was bored.  I did the same thing.  I don’t even draw, but I was drawing a bunch, and drawing weird stuff.  We had no television, radio, phone, or any kind of contact or connection to the outside world, so I would shoot my bow or draw to pass time.    

TYLER/SUMAN

Tyler and Suman wanted to fight because Suman was talking s---.  At first he wanted to fight Dulani, everyone did.  But when Suman said he wanted Tyler, Tyler then clearly wanted to fight Suman.  In the house, Tyler would talk s--- to Suman everyday.  Tyler would say stuff to him, but Suman started it.  Tyler only started firing shots at him because Suman did it first.    I was shocked at the fight announcement at the end of the show.  I thought he was going to fight Tyler and not Ricky. 

SUMAN’S KNEE INJURY

Let me start off talking about the UFC Performance Institute first.  Every Wednesday, we would go there and it was hell.  We did nothing but cardio.  We did get to spar once there, but I had stitches and couldn’t.  The first Wednesday that we went there, we met Forrest Griffin.  He gave us a tour and then gave us all some really cool hand wraps.  I am not sure if he was supposed to do that or not, but he did and I appreciated that. 

Upstairs they have a boxing ring and an MMA cage and a bunch of monkey bars for pull-ups and rings for gymnasts.  There were also speed bags, heavy bags and a little mat area.  Down the hallway there is a big jiu-jitsu and sparring area with padded walls. 

Downstairs there is a locker room, shower, weights, turf and fancy treadmills.  There is a high altitude chamber to train in to simulate being in high altitude and a machine for rehabbing.  There is a medical room for massages or if you need a doctor to get checked out or get therapy.  My favorite room down there was a room with a sauna, ice tub and hot tub.  I used it every Wednesday.  I would go in each like five times. They also had an underwater treadmill.  Luis used that when he hurt his foot.  I was pissed that I didn’t get to use the cryotherapy machine there.  

So Suman was at the performance institute getting his knee checked out.  He told me his knee was injured so I already knew about it.  At this point in the season his knee is already slightly torn.  Coach Deron Winn saw him rehabbing it in the performance institute and spread the word about Suman’s knee and we were all talking about it.  Suman was mad that coach told everyone, but nothing really changed in the game plan though for whoever fought him.  But I know if I fought him, I would kick the s--- out of his leg. 

I don’t remember the argument in the hallway between Suman and Deron.  It was left at the gym though.  He never talked about him in the house. 

THAILAND AND MIKE

Both fighters were featured because they were the two fighting in this episode.  Thailand just has a chip on his shoulder.  We got along fine in the house.  He never did anything to me.  We were cool with each other. 

Me and mike got along really well.  He has some cool hunting stories.  He’s shot bears before and stuff like that.  I talked to Stipe’s team a lot.  I talked to my team a lot more, but I still talked to the other team in the house.  You really couldn’t avoid each other.  But both dudes were cool with me and we got along fine. 

THAILAND’S FIGHT PREP

I was doing my own thing when he was preparing.  I remember DC telling him to wrestle and Thailand’s wrestling is bad, so that surprised me.  He gets tired quick when he wrestles.  But he has dangerous hands.     

THAILAND VS MIKE

If you remember before my fight, everyone wore camo bandanas because I’m country, well in this episode did you notice that we wore orange bandanas for Thailand?  Thailand used to be a gangster so we wore a bandana with our team color for him.  Thailand thought it was cool.

I wanted Thailand to win bad and I thought he could have if he street fought him and used his hands more.  I think he lost because of the coaching.  They told him to wrestle Mike, but Thailand gets really tired whenever he wrestles.  I thought it was out of my place to tell him that, but I thought before, during, after and now that he should have put his hands on Mike.  You saw what happened when he did let his hands go, he dropped Mike right away.  But DC and them told him to wrestle so he did.  After the fight he was pissed that he wrestled but he didn’t point fingers at anyone or the coaches.  I did talk to him after the fight and he expressed his belief that he shouldn’t have wrestled and thought the same thing as me.  But the coaches convinced him that he could outwrestle Mike and he believed them.  I think if they fought again, Thailand would knock him out.  He hits hard as s---, even with 16 oz gloves you can feel his power. 

So it is now 4-1 and they picked Suman to fight Ricky.  Again I was shocked by this because I thought for sure he and Tyler were going to be fighting.  Can’t wait to see the next episode and tell you about it.  They showed previews of it and it looks awesome and like there was some drama in the house.  I missed it because I was getting stitches so I am as excited as all of you are to watch it! 

Thanks again for everyone’s support!

- Thug Nasty

 

 

THUG NASTY - THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER: SEASON 27 BLOG - EPISODE 4

THUG NASTY - THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER:  SEASON 27 BLOG - EPISODE 4

I know a lot of you have been waiting for this episode and so have I.  I couldn’t wait to see it and give all of you the inside scoop.  This whole experience has been awesome so far and I’m happy and grateful for everything and everyone.  Tonight was the first time my mom has watched a full fight of mine.

APRIL 28 RESULTS

Fight of the Night - James Horne/Jesse James

Submission of the Night - Justin Prescott

Performance of the Night - Mark Martin

AMATEUR FIGHTS

150 – Adryan Grundy defeated Cameron Phillips via unanimous decision

265 – Bryan Westmoreland defeated Trevor Blakney via TKO in round #1 (1:05)

185 – Jordan Fowler defeated Jaylin Castillo via unanimous decision

150 – Cameron Hall defeated Gannon Hayes via unanimous decision

265 title fight – Dakotah McFerson defeated Alex Hilliard via TKO in round #3 (1:53)

 

PROFESSIONAL FIGHTS

170 – Mark Martin defeated Mark Kolker via RNC in round #1 (1:31)

185 – James Horne defeated Jesse James via armbar in round #2 (2:44)

135 – Brian Hall and Jeremy Rogers fought to a no contest due to an illegal stomp at the end of the first round (5:00)

155 – Justin Prescott defeated Ryan Collins via kimura in round #1 (2:21)

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THUG NASTY - THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER: SEASON 27 BLOG EPISODE 2

THUG NASTY - THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER: SEASON 27 BLOG  EPISODE 2

Thug Nasty here again and I will be breaking down this week’s episode of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ Season 27: Team DC vs Team Stipe.  I will be doing this every week for the entire season and giving you some behind the scenes information of what went on during that night’s episode as well as what I was feeling while it was happening. 

THUG NASTY - THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER: SEASON 27 BLOG

Former V3Fights' featherweight champion, Bryce 'Thug Nasty' Mitchell is featured on this season of 'The Ultimate Fighter.'  For the next couple of months, he will be sharing with everyone some of the stuff that went on behind the scenes in each episode as well as his thoughts on some of the things that we watch each week.  V3Fights' is very proud of Bryce and look forward to sharing his story with you!  We would also like to thank Thug Nasty for doing this and are honored to see him grow from an 18 year old amateur fighter to a contestant on season 27 of TUF! 

THUG NASTY - TUF SEASON 27 BLOG

Filming was for 6 weeks, but I was only in the TUF house for 4 weeks.  When we got there, they still didn’t know who the coaches were going to be.  The rumor was that TJ Dillashaw and Demetrious Johnson were going to be the coaches.  So the competition didn’t start yet and for the first two weeks we were isolated in a hotel room.  We were not allowed to leave at all or even talk to each other at the hotel.  We could order room service and eat anything we wanted and as much as we wanted.  We had a television in there that had about 15 channels but only three of them were worth watching.  I was going crazy.  The first day I was there, I didn’t know we couldn’t leave the room and I went downstairs and asked for a room key because I needed one to get into the workout room at the hotel.  I asked a guy and he was someone that worked for the UFC and he got mad at me and told me that I am not supposed leave the room.  I wanted to work out so bad and get out of that room that I just made something up and looked at him with a serious face and said that I was going crazy in the room and hearing voices and I needed to work out and he believed me and let me in the fitness center. 

The only time we were allowed to leave the hotel was to go train.  I went twice a day just to get out because I hated being isolated like that. 

EVALUTAIONS AND TEAM PICKS

During evaluations, my back was hurting because we didn’t really get to warm up.  We went so hard and so quick and only got to warm up for like five minutes.  During evaluations, we mainly just wrestled. 

The team picks were 10-15 minutes after the evaluations.  I thought I should have been the first pick, but everything thought that they should as well.  I was glad that I got picked to be on DC’s team.  He had a wrestling centered camp and I was hoping for that.  It helped me out a lot.  I also got lucky because my friend Luis Pena was also picked to be on DC’s team.  Pena and I are old training buddies from back in the day when he used to live in Arkansas so it was good to have a familiar face not only on the show, but also on the same team. 

GOING TO THE TUF HOUSE FOR THE FIRST TIME

Someone told the other team that all of the big rooms were on a certain side of the house, and they got to the house first and got the big rooms.  We got the smaller ones, but I was ok with that.  They got their own bathrooms and stuff like that, but I didn’t really care. 

We got to eat anything we wanted.  We would write down a list of things and they would be there in a day or two.  I ate sushi and steak pretty much every day.  It was a nice ass house and people were always outside maintaining it.  Sprinklers everywhere, awesome pool.  It was like 25 or 30 minutes from the gym too. 

FIRST TRAINING SESSION WITH TEAM DC

To be honest, I don’t really remember that first training session.  Most of the practices were hard as hell and it took some getting used to.  But I cross train so much and travel a lot to train that it didn’t really bother me being away from BARATA MMA.  They showed me a lot of new stuff, but there was so much of it that it was hard to absorb it all.  So I wrote a lot of it down so I could work on it later.  But I liked the practices.  We went twice a day, every day accept on Sunday. 

JOHN GUNTHER

They spent a lot of time featuring him last night so I’ll comment on him.  That dude is a freaking nut.  He’s not acting for the camera.  He’s really a nut and does crazy stuff.  You never knew what he was going to do.  He was one of the cool dudes on the other team and everyone in the house liked him.  I can’t wait to share more of the crazy stuff that he did later in the season.  Once I got out of the house and filming was done I looked up some of this fight videos and he’s an extremely tough dude. 

WEIGH-INS AND FIGHT DAY

The first weigh-in was nothing special, but fight day was badass.  You get to fight at noon and don’t have to wait all day like you usually do.  You wake up, eat something and then go fight.  I love that. 

It’s really quiet in the gym compared to fighting at a venue.  There are only a couple of people there instead of a couple of hundred or thousand.  But other than that, it’s pretty much the same.  That first fight we didn’t know what to expect.  We knew that Gunther was goofy, but other than that we didn’t know what to expect that first fight.  I was hyped though and my adrenaline was running and I was jacked up on coffee that day.  I had like five cups of coffee that day.  It only lasted 17 seconds and we were really pumped, but at the same time we were all respectful towards Gunther because everybody liked him.   

FIGHT PICK FOR THE SECOND FIGHT OF THE SEASON

I thought and was hoping that I was going to be picked next to fight.  I wanted to be first so I would have more recovery time.  I was telling the coaches I wanted to go first.  I was more nervous that they were not going to pick me to fight than anything else.  I didn’t care who I fought, I just wanted to go first.  I knew everyone was really good and it didn’t matter, I just wanted to go first.  So when I didn’t get picked to go next I was pretty pissed off. 

I look forward to sharing my experience with everyone throughout this season.  See you all next week! 

- Thug Nasty