TUF 10 competitors Justin Wren and Jon Madsen battled it out on the UFC’s TUF 10 Finale preliminary card. Wren seemed to be the aggressor for much of the fight, while Madsen stuck primarily to a counter-striking game. There was a lot on the line for both fighters. If you are interested in keeping in … Read more
It is with great disappointment that we here at ProMMA.info report Justin “The Viking” Wren has been released from the UFC. FanHouse, citing an unnamed source, reported the news on Thursday.
22-year-old Justin Wren impressed UFC President Dana White on season ten of the Spike TV reality show “The Ultimate Fighter” by submitting UFC veteran Wes Sims with an arm-triangle that put the big man to sleep in the first round.
Following the win, Wren advanced to the quarterfinals, where he faced eventual winner of the show (and seasoned vet) Roy Nelson. Wren lost a controversial two-round majority decision to Nelson, in which most viewers argued should have at least gone to a third round.
While watching the TUF 10 finale this past weekend, I got it into my head that I wanted to write a column saying “The Ultimate Fighter must stop now.” However, then I realized that only the most masochistic and self-flagellating fans would want this show to continue.
At this point, the show is not even entertaining. My girlfriend, the biggest reality show addict east of Los Angeles, only made it through three episodes of this season before getting bored with it. She would watch Real Housewives of Salt Lake City but TUF could not hold her attention. The only thing the show really does is supply the UFC with vast quantities of fighters that have no business is the sport’s biggest show.
Well, its finally over folks, The Ultimate Fighter season 10 is now complete, and Roy “Big Country” Nelson (14-4, 1-0 UFC) was awarded the highly coveted six-figure contract with the UFC after knocking out Brendan Schaub (4-1, 0-1 UFC) Saturday night at the Palms in Las Vegas, Nev.
Nelson took Schaub down early in round one, but he was able to scramble back to his feet. The two then traded punches with both landing some decent shots. Although Nelson’s greatest strength is his ground game, he was not afraid to stand and trade punches.
With less than two minutes remaining in the opening round, Nelson landed a huge right hand behind Schaub’s ear that cut his lights out, and dropped him flat on his back to the canvas. Roy followed it up with one more for good measure, and just like that, simultaneously dropped the jaws of a few million people.
ProMMA.info brings you live play-by-play commentary and results of tonight’s “TUF 10 Finale” taking place at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. Roy Nelson and Brendan Schaub battle it out to see who is season ten’s heavyweight Ultimate Fighter. Kimbo Slice makes his official UFC debut against Houston Alexander, and Matt Hamill takes on Jon “Bones” Jones to see who advances up the light heavyweight ladder.
•Mark Bocek def. Joe Brammer by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 1 (3:36)
•John Howard def. Dennis Hallman by KO (punch) Rd 3 (4:55)
•Brian Stann def. Rodney Wallace by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
•Jon Madsen def. Justin Wren by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
•James McSweeney def. Darrill Schoonover by TKO (strikes) Rd 3 (3:20)
•Matt Mitrione def. Marcus Jones by Knockout (punches) Rd 2 (:10)
•Frankie Edgar def. Matt Veach by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 2 (2:22)
•Kimbo Slice def. Houston Alexander by unanimous decsion (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
•Matt Hamill def. Jone “Bones” Jones by disqualification Rd 1
•Roy “Big Country” Nelson def. Brendan Schaub by knockout (punch) Rd 1 (3:45)
ProMMA.info participated in today’s The Ultimate Fighter season 10: Heavyweights Finale conference call featuring finalists Roy Nelson and Brendan Schaub, along with Kimbo Slice and Houston Alexander, who will also be fighting on the card.
Whether it be from the weight cut or something else, Kimbo seemed a bit agitated with the many of the questions and did not seem to want to be on the call, especially at first. Comparatively, the other fighters seemed in good spirits.
One of the call’s highlights was when Kimbo was asked if there was any fighter he could model himself after, who would it be. Kimbo said, “I’m a grown man. I can’t say nothing like that. All the fighters who are good.” It was a funny moment that had his opponent laughing. You can hear this and all of the fighters’ comments on the audio below. Also, there are some notable quotes after the jump.
TUF 10 Finale conference call (audio):
Well, that’s it folks. The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights final episode, a two-hour special, aired Wednesday night on Spike TV. They teased us with a possible Kimbo Slice come back until the very end, but he did not fight again after losing to Roy Nelson earlier in the season.
The first fight of the night was Matt Mitrione vs. James McSweeney. Mitrione looked tough on his feet but McSweeney choked him out with a guillotine, and advanced to the sem-finals.
Next up was Marcus Jones vs. Darrel Schoonover. Most people considered Schoonover a serious threat coming into this fight. Evidently, Jones was not one of them. He took Schoonover down early, there was a scramble, and Jones ends up knocking Schoonover out from inside his guard. It was a big win for the NFL veteran.
Well, this is it. Two hours and four fights and we will know who is the newest Ultimate Fighter. We have been teased with the possible return of “Kimbo” all season since his elimination, and will find out tonight if it was a ratings ploy, or if he truly will be back in contention for the title.
The episode starts with Dana White addressing the guys and explaining the possibility of Mitrione maybe not being able to go. Dana calls in “Kimbo” to see his mindset on possibly fighting again, and gives his thoughts on “Kimbo’s” knee injury.
Dana informs viewers that “Kimbo” is suffering from arthritis, but cannot believe that “Kimbo” is turning down a shot for a fight with McSweeney. “Kimbo” explains that he is using his brains instead of his brawn in this decision to not go, and that he will fight another day.
Join Brian and Mike Thursday December 3 at 10 PM ET for the newest episode of The Cageside Beat, brought to you by the ProMMA.info Radio Network. Brian and Mike will be discussing this weekend’s TUF 10 Finale as well as current news in MMA. This episode is brought to you by Silver Star, the … Read more