Right away the show gets into the whole "chicken shit" thing. As you could see, none of us were happy about it, but it wasn't even the first time we had heard about it either. Chuck O'Neil, who came in as an alternate after the show started, said he found stuff online where coach Lesnar was referring to us the same way. I never personally verified that, but it didn't matter. Personally, I know who I am and I know I'm not garbage. I'm not going to be talked to that way. Most of the other guys felt the same way. After Chris Cope's win where Lesnar said it again, the whole team was kind of in shock and turned off. You saw us running in the parking lot when Erik Paulson said something to coach Lesnar about it. None of us were really talking to him (Lesnar) and he could tell something was off. I even yelled out during those drills "chicken shit!" to just be funny or whatever. When coach Lesnar finally pulled us aside and made himself clear, it made things a little better, but people were still on edge.
Before Bentley and McGillivray fought, I knew Bentley had the talent to win. He was the top pick for a reason. He was a hard puncher with good boxing and was tough as nails. We knew McGillivray was tough, too, and also a very friendly dude. I'll admit I thought Bentley had a big edge going into the fight especially since he didn't have to cut much weight. McGillivray had a big frame and was going to be at a disadvantage since he had to get sucked out like that.
I'll say I scored the fight 19-19 and thought there should've been a third round. The second round was McGillivray's. The first was close, but I thought Bentley did just enough. Only one of the judges agreed, but that's the way most of the team genuinely felt. Bentley's a good guy and a great fighter, but he had cardio issues despite not having to cut as much weight. I give credit to McGillivray for gutting through and finding a way to win even if I believed there should've been a third round.