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.
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.
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!