It was first reported on Wednesday that TUF 18 winner Julianna Pena would have to withdraw from her UFC 171 bout against Jessica Andrade due to a knee injury suffered in training. At today’s UFC 169 pre-fight media scrum White explained why he advised Pena to “leave that gym now” as he recounted the story as it was told to him immediately after the incident by the “Venezuelan Vixen” herself.
The season is drawing to a close and it has been an interesting one to say the least. The Ultimate Fighter Season 18 has been historic as we have seen bantamweight women compete with the bantamweight men as well as two of the male competitors missing weight. The stage is set for the last finalist this Wednesday night as Raquel Pennington and Jessica Rakoczy meet to see who will face Julianna Pena. The men’s final will put Chris Holdsworth against Davey Grant to see who walks away with te contract.
On this season of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF 18), Team Tate brought in Muay Thai legend Melchor Menor to assist as a striking coach. In this clip Melchor gives Team Tate a lesson in how to mentally block out pain while breaking a baseball bat with his shin. … Now mentally blocking out the pain is one thing… the real question is how does he do this without breaking his g*ddam leg! WTF?