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Episode 1

Posted on: September 17, 2009 7:40 pm
The show started out with showing the fighters and bringing Kimbo out last.  Was I shocked to see Kimbo, no, not really and I don't think many of the other guys were too surprised either.  The tryouts went well and to my satisfaction Team Rashad chose me, and now it's time to get to work.  Did i think I would get picked first to fight??  The thought crossed my mind and I welcomed the scenario.

Fortunately, Rampage, overlooked my ability and chose me to fight first against Abe Wagner.  When chosen a feeling of relief and anxiety went thru me.  I was excited to get my first fight on the show out of the way and get into a grove training.  The matchup with Abe favored my takedowns and top control.  The fight itself could not have went better as planned.   First round I wanted to come out and make a statement with a hard takedown.  I thru a overhand left and shot a double taking Abe to the mat.  Landed quite a few punches and finally some great elbows which slashed Abe's head wide open.  There were a couple moments when I watched the blood pout out where I thought the ref (Mazzagatti) would have stopped the fight.  I never heard him say anything so I kept pounding away to end round one.     In the middle of the round my coaches wiped the blood off my body and told me to take deep breaths.  The second round went much like the first.  Mazzagatti stood us up two or three times and I kept taking hard shots and finishing them.  Abe hung in there and I couldn't land the punch or elbow needed to make the ref stop the fight or knock Abe out.  My first fight with the TUF 10 season went great and I felt good about getting a win under my belt for me and Team Rashad.

Category: Mixed Martial Arts
Tags: TUF 10

Since: Jun 5, 2009
Posted on: September 19, 2009 7:47 pm

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Good fight.  I'm not a fan of the lay n pray technique so many are mentioning but I didn't really get that impression from this fight.  I mean...from what I saw, you absolutely crushed Abe from beginning to end.  The touch gloves thing...what else can already be said...didn't seem necessary to do but didn't affect the fight at all.  Every time the ref stood it up, you immediately took him right down anyway.  Good fight and good luck throughout the season.

And as for the first person that warned you to beware of Kimbo, I hardly think that should be your #1 concern, lol.

Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: September 18, 2009 3:58 pm

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why so much hatred on the first fight of the season? I thought it was typical ground and pound fight. You smashed a pretty big dude, easy, and I'll give props on that. looked like a canyon gashed on that dudes head I would expect to pay keep your game tight Madsen, gives us something more to watch and show the mma fans you belong!

Since: Jan 26, 2007
Posted on: September 18, 2009 1:12 pm

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Touch glove takedown to begin round 2 was WEAK! That showed how much confidence this guy really has....and put a target on his back.

Since: Dec 21, 2006
Posted on: September 18, 2009 11:48 am

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You are a good wrestler with very impressive takedowns, but you need to work on your conditioning bro. You were tired as hell real quick. After you opened that gash on his head, you were done for. All you needed to do was take him down and lay on him, which you did... and thats why the ref kept standing you up, cause you were just laying on him.

The first round was impressive, but the second was not. Lucky for you Abe had the worst takedown defense ever. Being that big and not being able to defend getting slammed is embarrassing.

Also, that touch gloves move at the beginning was bull. You lost a lot of respect from me for that. I think Abe was stupid for going to touch them, but still, you were winning that fight easily and that was not necessary.

Good luck in your next fights. With some more conditioning and better GnP you should do good.

Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: September 18, 2009 11:44 am

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You should have been DQ'd for too many Yellow Cards for your complete lack of any attempt to create action in the fight.  Fck I hate you lay n pray wrestler pussies....

Since: Feb 24, 2009
Posted on: September 18, 2009 11:10 am
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Since: Aug 11, 2006
Posted on: September 18, 2009 10:44 am

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The fight was pretty boring, but you did what you needed to do to win.  I did think the glove touch was pretty bush league.  I don't think it had any impact on the fight, but it was still pretty classless.  Very Ric Flair-esque

Since: Jul 7, 2009
Posted on: September 18, 2009 9:57 am

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I thought the same thing. He had total control of the fight and didn't need to take him down while they were touchin gloves. Abe had the worst take down defense I have ever seen.

Since: Jul 23, 2009
Posted on: September 18, 2009 9:08 am

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Sorry Dude but that was a BORING fight.  I understand it was the first fight and you needed a win, making it exciting was not a priority and probably shouldn't be.  You survived..actually you dominated but it was not exciting at all.  I do think baiting him with the glove touch in round 2 was cheap.  Shame on him for falling for it but it made you look bad in a fight you otherwise dominated.  All in all a win but nothing we will remember after 1 or 2 more episodes.  I really think this show is about winning but also making a statement and a name for your self so people remember you when the show ends.  Alot of great TUF alumni are doing well in UFC that did not win the show but who made us remember them with exciting fights.

Since: Jun 3, 2009
Posted on: September 18, 2009 8:33 am

Touching gloves...

What was up with the half assed glove touch followed by the take down starting round two?  That was pretty cheap, Madson.  You put your hand up to touch gloves, the other guy goes to touch your glove and you shoot on him.  You dominated the fight, and did not need to rely on such a classless move to gain an edge.

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