In light of Rampage's recent announcement that he was finished fighting, this episode has even more of a spotlight to it. People will start looking for continued signs of Rampage cracking, as seen on week 1 when he left the corner of his fighter even before the fight was over.
TUF directors continue to set the tone with Kimbo Slice being featured in the first five minutes
They also continue to set the tone with Roy Nelson acting like he is on par with Rashad Evans. Nelson is even called "uncoachable" by one of Rashad's trainers.
Wes Shivers, former Titan, former Falcan, stands 6'7'', and weighs in at the Heavyweight limit
James McSweeney is only 230 pounds, but his teammates made a comment of having over 100 kickboxing matches. He was shown kicking the pads....HARD.
Someone needs to teach Wes Shivers in ring etiquette. Not touching gloves once the bell rings is one thing, but not touching gloves after nailing your opponent in da nuts just ain't cool.
It's becoming obvious that former NFL players have major problems coping with the cario required to fight 5 minute rounds.
McSweeney ran his way to a 19-19, 20-18, 20-18 Majority Decision.
I had this fight a draw personally, but I think that Shivers (at that moment), was happier to have lost, than to have gone to a 3rd round.
Team Rampage is now down 0-2 versus Team Rashad, and Rashad Evns gets control of the next fight.
After setting up this match in the first two episodes, Rashad Evans picks Roy "Country" Nelson to fight Kevin Ferguson "Kimbo Slice"
Check out my thoughts on Week 1