MENU
#Conor McGregor #Cris Cyborg #UFC 211 #Nate Diaz #Bellator 179 #Rory MacDonald #Angela Magana #Paul Daley #Jon Jones #UFC 202


TUF 16 Team Nelson coach Ron Frazier talks about the latest episode in which a fighter turned to biting, and the concept of fighting to finish vs. fighting to advance.

Week 8 of The Ultimate Fighter was like an old episode of the 70’s T.V series the Twilight Zone.

We have seen this act before fighters get drunk than act stupid. We all understand the format of the show. They are stuck in the house no TV, radio or internet access. We understand the fighters are away from friends, family and regular coaches etc. But this act is wearing thin of just being stupid for no reason.

This season there has been a lot of whining about the coaches not motivating fighters (Team Nelson). We have heard complaints about the fighter’s inability to finish fights. Really a lot of it is just plain B S.

For me personally motivation is the psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal and elicits, controls, and sustains certain goal directed behaviors. That comes from within. If you need a coach to give you a speech you have already lost. You’re on the largest stage with an opportunity to fulfill your dream. We coaches especially in this setting help show you how to do it, not why you do it. You should have already come to the show with that.

As far the fighter’s inability to finish fights this season, I think this is more of a product of inexperience fighters and limited skill sets. I know Roy Nelson has bared the blunt of the blame here. At no time did Roy insist fighters not try to finish fights. He wanted them to win and advance by staying in character of who they are. If a knock out or submission presented itself take it. But do not try to go beyond what you are capable of doing in controlling the fight.

Yes, for Dana White and the producer of the show, finishes are awesome. Great for ratings, hell great for coaches’ stress levels as well. My personal thought here the coaches from both sides wanted finishes but you only had 4 if the 16 fighters in the house that had 19 plus fights. And for those with experience they all have significant holes in their game that could be exploited. The rest are still trying to find out what they can do and who they are as fighters.

On to the match up for week, you had Team Carwin’s James ”Snake” Chaney vs. Jon ”Super” Manley from Team Nelson. This was a match we had an eye from the day of team picks.

We thought Jon could match James on the ground. Jon also had the height and reach we thought could bother James when it came to striking. So the game plan was simple Team Nelson wanted Jon to work behind his jab, and then throw hard straight right hands making it a fire fight. Jon would make him feel the heat where James would look for the fight to go to the ground. Jon would look to maintain top control when the fight hits the ground. If James pulled guard which was a tendency he showed on film, Jon was either push to half to stay out of triangle and arm bar attempts. Control James posture and punch and throw elbows.

R1: Both James and Jon come out firing, Team Nelson felt very comfortable with this. Jon landed a solid right hand forcing James to rethink his position. As we thought James looked to tie up and pull guard. Soon as he hit the ground James quickly locked on a triangle, Jon picked James up knowing if slammed James back to the mat it would lock the triangle tighter and end the fight. Jon had the mind to hold James against the fence.

While good in theory it was a lot of time remaining in the round so not particle Jon placed James back on the mat with his head stuck near the cage. Jon had maneuvered enough to loosen the choke. Still with a free hand and James head stuck near the cage Team Nelson told Jon to punch. Which he did freeing himself from the triangle went to side mount then to mount.

From there he put James in a guillotine choke forcing him to tap. In the process James spit out his mouth guard and bit Jon in a desperate attempt to not have the fight end.

While it was a desperate move from a young fighter stuck in a bad position, and while I am not condoning it in anyway, and if had Jon not finished him I am sure James would have been disqualified, it is not the end of the world.

Over the years between boxing and MMA I have seen or heard of a lot of unsportsmanlike behavior. While not good I hope this would not label James as some sort of cheater but more of a young guy that made a poor choice.

Team Nelson is up 4 fights to 3, with bad decisions going against both teams. Tune in Friday for Dom Waters vs. Mike Ricci both fighters earned Ko’s to get into the house. Follow me on twitter @Ronfrazier22, e mail me for training tips or seminar info [email protected] or Stop by the House of RYU when in Las Vegas.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Steve Bosse vs. Jared Cannonier booked for July's TUF 25 Finale in Las Vegas

  • 28 days ago
  • 5 views

The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale continues to take shape with a new light heavyweight fight.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC Unfiltered: TJ Dillashaw and Eddie Gordon

  • 28 days ago
  • 5 views

TJ Dillashaw calls in to talk about coaching on TUF 25, the bad blood with Team Alpha Male, Cody Garbrandt's KO video claims and more.Later, Eddie "Truck" Gordon joins the show. Plus, the guys talk a read news >>

Gallicchio ready to become the underdog story on TUF Redemption

  • 28 days ago
  • 2 views

Tom Gallicchio loves the underdog story, and he believes he can fit that description by winning this season of The Ultimate Fighter: Redemption. read news >>

Why 'TUF 19' winner Eddie Gordon joined 'TUF 25: Redemption' after vowing he'd never go back

  • 28 days ago
  • 18 views

Eddie Gordon wasn’t quite sure what to think when he got the call asking if he’d like to go back on another season of “The Ultimate Fighter.”Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Marc Diakiese vs. Drakkar Klose added to TUF 25 Finale

  • 27 days ago
  • 27 views

The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale has added a bout with a pair of unbeaten lightweight prospects.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Urijah Faber and TJ Dillashaw Explode in Face-to-Face Confrontation (TUF Redemption) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 26 days ago
  • 164 views

The confrontation got heated when Urijah Faber challenged TJ Dillashaw's recollection of his split with Team Alpha Male. read news >>

TUF 25: Tom Gallicchio Moves a Step Closer to UFC Dream | MMAWeekly.com

  • 26 days ago
  • 26 views

The upsets continue on The Ultimate Fighter 25 as Team Dillashaw’s sixth pick, Tom Gallicchio, tapped out Team Garbrandt’s third pick, Eddie Gordon. read news >>

Eliminated Eddie Gordon enjoyed 'TUF 25: Redemption' more than the season he won

  • 26 days ago
  • 9 views

Eddie Gordon won’t be the first two-time winner in the history of “The Ultimate Fighter” after being eliminated in his opening-round fight of the reality series’ 25th season. However, he said he’s co read news >>

Eddie Gordon vs. Tom Gallicchio Ends in Surprising Fashion (TUF Redemption Fight Replay) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 26 days ago
  • 18 views

The fight between Eddie Gordon and Tom Gallicchio, the second bout of the TUF 25: Redemption season, ended in surprising fashion. read news >>

Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather Talks Have Stalled | MMAWeekly.com

  • 25 days ago
  • 45 views

Though the initial barrier to entry for a Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather boxing match has been conquered, it appears talks have stalled. read news >>