by: Denny “The Mad One” Hodge
The episode begins with a re-cap from last week with Efrain’s win, and Junie blowing up after the fight.
Coach Mir talks about the fact that Coach Nogueira was basically forced to restrain Junie after the emotional fighter jumped the fence, screaming to Efrain about laying on Shane Nelson the whole fight.
UFC President Dana White once again points to Junie having “9 lives”, and that he dodged another bullet with the absence of NSAC Executive Director Keith Kizer. Dana said that had he been present, Junie may have lost his license to fight and likely would have been kicked off the show.
The title of the show on my Direct TV schedule was “From Chill to Kill”, which is a quote from Junie saying that he can “go to chill to kill real fast.” It’s going to be interesting to see how much of the talk this guy can back up. Coach Nog believes that Junie’s big talk can be attributed to him being scared and insecure, and that “he’ll be the next one to tap”.
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