The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) combat sports reality show was back on FOX Sports 1 last night (Weds., June 1, 2016) for episode seven of season 23 titled “No Easy Fights,” coached by Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk and division No. 1 contender Claudia Gadelha.
If you missed last week’s episode get up to speed right here.
We kick things off at the TUF gym and despite being down by a score of 0-5, Coach Jedrzejczyk calls the next match up — Amanda Cooper vs. Jamie Moyle — an “easy fight” for Moyle. Gadelha is less than amused and promises to “run the table” for the remainder of the season.
Former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw shows up to help coach the plebes from Team Joanna. Last season’s fans may remember him for his “snake in the grass” accusations from then-coach Conor McGregor, back when Dillashaw was still homies with Urijah Faber.
Back at the house, Khalil Rountree mourns the death of his father, who we learn helped manage old-school Motown acts like Boyz II Men and New Edition. Turns out his dad was robbed and murdered over some material possessions when little Khalil was just two.
That was depressing.
Team Claudia hits the gym to get Cooper — the daughter of a boxer — ready for her upcoming strawweight elimination fight and she insists she’s the one who wanted Moyle in order to test herself. The gameplan is to keep it standing and avoid the ground game of her opponent.
Later that night, UFC President Dana White sends a party bus to pick the contestants up and give them a night out on the Las Vegas strip. He claims it’s to reward them for working hard, but I’m convinced the producers were bored to tears and needed to spice up ….View full article
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