The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) combat sports reality show was back on FOX Sports 1 last night (Weds., June 8, 2016) for episode eight of season 23 titled “It’s a Mental Thing,” 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.
Team Joanna will send Joshua Stansbury into the final light heavyweight elimination fight against Team Claudia’s Abdel Medjedoub. The former is trying to get the first win of the season for his red brethren, while the latter could get his squad one step closer to a sweep.
We kick things off at the TUF gym and Corey Hendricks goes down hard on the mats. It seems the Syndicate MMA product is suffering from an injured … shoulder? Arm? Neck? Hard to tell. An acupuncturist comes to the house and turns him into a cactus with little-to-no reprieve.
Then he undergoes “cupping,” which requires little glass jars and an open flame. Last but not least, he gets scraped by a Chinese soup spoon. I swear I’m not making this up. The pain gets bad enough that he can’t stand up, so off to the doctor he goes.
His MRI reveals … nothing! Producers are making us wait until next week for the results.
We switch gears and get a closer look at Medjedoub, who was allowed to fly home to save his marriage. Now he’s back and ready to make good on his promise to win his next fight and move on to the TUF 23 Finale this December in Las Vegas.
His background is in boxing and his nickname is “Blade,” an anagram for Abdel.
Time for the weigh ins and both fighters make weight without incident. Stansbury, who TUF fans may remember from ….View full article
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