Ultimate Fighter 16 coach Ron Frazier from Team Roy Nelson breaks down episode 3 and gives his thoughts fight selection and the behavior in the house.

In episode 3 of the Ultimate Fighter, tension started to rise as pranks and personalities are displayed. Nic Herron-Web was starting to get on both team’s nerves with his late-night pool playing and rope jumping escapades.

Contrary to popular belief, Team Nelson did not pull pranks cause they sat around the house for 21 hours at a time, but because some of the guys are pranksters and a little stir crazy. On fight days, we practiced in the mornings and fought later in the day. Tuesday and Friday we scheduled two a day practices.

On two of the fight picks, Team Carwin was in control, and they choose their number-one pick Sam Alvey to go up against Team Nelsons Joey Rivera. Team Nelson found the pick to be a little odd because, there were others that might have been a better match up for Sam. In viewing Sam’s fight with Vitor Vianna, we saw this as a positive match up for Joey.

We knew Joey’s wrestling was under appreciated by Team Carwin. And Joey spent s lot of time with our kickboxing coach Anothony Brown and Boxing Coach Jeff Mayweather sharping his striking skills. And I knew from my talks with Joey, he wanted to put doubt right off the bat in Sam’s head. He did exactly that by kicking him in the head and showing no fear.

The rest was pretty simple to follow instructions with Joey clearly establishing himself in round one with strikes and takedowns. We wanted more of the same in the second round, stanza with a little more side to side footwork. He did not get the footwork but was consistently beating Sam to the punch. He had the big head kick that hurt Sam.

Joey and I thought he could have put Sam away with strikes and may be some uppercuts, but that was not the case. Joey dumped him on the ground again with another takedown. Like I stated before his wrestling was maybe under appreciated before this fight.

After the win, Team Nelson was back in control. And with tension rising in the house and after taking a survey of our team. Most of the guys wanted to fight Matt Secor or Igor Araujo most felt they matched up well with them, and our coaches agreed.

So Roy talked about adjusting our approach to the match ups.. It is not about the ultimate team prize for either Team Nelson or Team Carwin.

But the Ultimate Fighter and only one will get that prize… So the coaches on Team Nelson decided to leave it to the fighters. So Roy came up with drawing straws. If you got the short straw, you were up next to fight.

You could pass it or keep it. Roy stated whomever you picked you better be sure you can kick their ass. As coaches we already gave them our match ups that we would like to see, but this isn’t our tournament to win this is theirs.

Tune in on Friday at 10 pm, on FX to see if we maintain

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