Another Friday, another night of UFC's The Ultimate Fighter: Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson. The show airs tonight at 10:00 p.m. ET on FX, and if you're watching (crickets? anyone?) join us here for live discussion.
Tonight we get fight #7 in the quarter-finals. Representing Roy Nelson's team will be either his #1 pick Dom Waters, or wrestler Jon Manley. Remaining fighters on the Shane Carwin side are his #3 pick Mike Ricci (who has so far emerged as the lone bright spot of the season) and James Cheney. At this point, I'm pulling for a Waters vs. Ricci final, so let's hope they're not paired up tonight.
Also on tap for this evening - Julian Lane goes berserk and destroys the house. Plus, Dana White finally admits how bad these fights have been, telling the fighters that they might not get a spot on the TUF Finale December 15. With the new (and awesome) announcement of Melvin Guillard vs. Jamie Varner being added to the card, we are up to 11 non-TUF fights already scheduled. The finals make 12, and that's likely to be it, so apparently this is no idle threat from Dana. Oh, and the coaches' challenge too.
I am starting to enjoy watching how Dana responds to this season's implosion due to poor judging and terrible fights, so, oddly enough, I am kind of excited for tonight's show. Hope you'll join me here.