Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 16 results and live blog for episode 8 tonight (Nov. 2) on FX

Complete results and a running live blog for episode eight of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 16 on FX, featuring the next elimination fight and all the usual madness in the TUF house.

The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) returns TONIGHT (Fri., Nov. 2, 2012) for episode eight of the once great reality television show's 16th season on its loving home on the FX channel at 10 p.m. ET.

Last week's episode saw Michael Hill scratch and claw his way to a decision victory over Matt Secor in one of the most controversial fights in TUF history. That wasn't enough to get anyone to care about it, of course, but it was really controversial.

Now it's time for the next elimination fight and more hijinks inside the TUF house.

As always.

A complete live blog with full results from the show is below.



Geno here.

Naturally, the episode starts with Dana White blasting everyone. He's pissed at not only the judges but the fighters who weren't putting it all on the line. Even if they really were because they want to win the tournament.

Roy Nelson is tired of it and he's going off about White's comments. Says something along the lines of doing "man" shit and not yapping off at the mouth because that's "female" shit.

Ugh. What a dumb thing to say. Like, really, really dumb.

Next, cut to the TUF house and White shows up and opens by saying, "This here is the real 'Here Comes the Boom,' in reference to saying he's going to ream these idiots for not fighting really hard.

White's in to make his argument that he's the guy who can get guys into the UFC and if they don't fight hard enough, he'll be the one to kick their ass to the curb. Even if they make the Finale, their fate is in his hands.

So he bails after his speech and says everyone needs to wake up.

Because remember, everyone, winning doesn't mean shit in the UFC. Being exciting is what's important. That's why Stephan Bonnar is being seriously talked about around MMA circles as a serious Hall of Fame candidate.


With Dana gone, the mood quickly changes because Hill and Lane start drinking. Hill has his eyes on someone, I don't know his name. It's a black guy from Team Carwin and they start talking shit to each other. Hill wants to fight right now but the other dude just keeps telling him to get the fuck out of his face.

Now Neil Magny has Lane up in his face. Lane says he'll get one hit and that's it. So Magny starts taking his necklace off and everyone freaks before the commercial break.



And we're back with everyone trying to get in the way of everyone else.

Magny and Lane are squared up while others are trying to break them up. Now Magny's throwing shit and knocking stuff around in the house while Lane does the same.

"I'm ready to go home, man." Lane now bashing his own head against the wall and screaming loudly for everyone to get off him.

They got Magny in a corner blockaded in by multiple guys while Lane goes nuts screaming at everyone trying to get to him.

This is embarrassing. The UFC thinks this show is good for the sport. Seriously. This is on TV, you guys.

Now Hill is telling Lane he loves him while he's crying and still pushing people. Matt Secor says this made his night and he thinks it's funny.

Lane keeps yelling into the next commercial break. I feel dumber for having watched this.


Me keep writing. Me no IQ now.

It's the next day and Lane says he feels like a jackass for the way he acted.

Really? So you do understand you're a complete idiot? Because that's a step in the right direction.

Dom Waters is the guy Lane was going after, it turns out, and he forgives Lane.


Fight announcement time.

Jon Manley vs. James Chaney

Time for Team Nelson's training session to learn all about Manley, who says he quit his job and moved into trailers to live as poor as possible so he could train, train, train his way to the top of MMA.

He even sold his car! That's dedication, folks.

Nelson has a good game plan in mind for Manley but he says he's going to go in there ready for war and that the two are going to "kick the crap out of each other."

Just make sure you listen to Coach Nelson's advice, guy, or you'll get thrown straight under the bus.


Time for Team Carwin training and we get to learn about Chaney now. Right off the bat, we're told his nickname is "Snake," which I'm not cool with at all, for obvious reasons.

Check the avatar, kids, there's only one Snake worth his salt.

His teammates are apparently afraid of him because he's calm, cool, and collected. It's the quiet ones with a look on their face like they're plotting murder that you gotta watch.

Or some dumb shit like that.

Chaney ends the segment by saying he's "like a shark, when I quit living, I die."


Time for the coaches challenge and it's a track and field challenge. The winning team gets $20K this season, so there's a lot on the line here.

Nelson is pissed because he's in no shape to do any of this but Carwin seems to be up for the challenge.

Shot put time.

Carwin 45'4'' on first throw, 46'3'' on second and 46'1'' on third.

Nelson gets 40 twice and 41 the next time.

Shane up 1-0.

Javelin up next.

Nelson gets 85'4'' then 99'7'' then 91'5''

Carwin got like 102 on his second throw. He's up 2-0 now.

Discus up next.

Carwin gets 86 first.

Nelson gets 80.

Carwin gets 95 next.

Nelson gets 80 again.

Carwin goes 89.

Nelson gets 82.

Carwin is up 3-0 now.

Long jump time.

Carwin wins again, basically. They're going too fast for me to keep up with this shit.

Carwin gets a 12 meter advantage for the race because of his victories.

The gun goes off and Carwin is winning the race easy while Nelson looks funny as hell trucking around the track. He's way too slow to catch up here. Carwin just blew him out of the water in every way.

Nelson doesn't even finish the race running. He quit and walked to the end while Carwin celebrated with his team.

That was a sad display.

The fighters pile on and talk a ton of shit on Roy for giving up. Nelson says Carwin can beat him everyone but he won't beat him in MMA.

Yeah, we'll see.


It's a quarter to the top of the hour and the fight hasn't started yet so it looks like at least we get a finish in the fight tonight.

They run a storyline with Chaney wearing all black as his ritual before fights. He also clears his mind completely. He tries to clear his mind of any words and only use images because that's how animals think. He wants everything to be reactionary.

Okay, guy.

Some final pre-fight thoughts from the fellas in the house and it's time to do this thing already.


Jon Manley vs. James Chaney (170-pound limit)

Round one: These two comes out straight winging punches and there's a bug on my TV. I live next to the woods, so this happens often. Don't worry, folks, I just got the bug off the TV. Meanwhile, Chaney is on his back while Manley is staying busy underneath. Uh-oh, he threw his legs up for a triangle and Manley just picked him up like he was going to slam him but he walked to the cage and let him down easy. That made no sense. The triangle isn't fully locked but it looks bad for Manley. They're up against the cage and Chaney moves his leg to switch to an arm but he doesn't get it and now Manley has a guillotine on top. Oh shit, that looks tight. He cranks and cranks and that's that, folks.

Final result: Jon Manley def. James Chaney via submission in round one

Manley's explanation for not slamming Chaney is that he's not Rampage and he can't knock people out that way. I don't really get that at all but whatever, he got out of the choke and ended up choking Chaney out anyway.

Manley says Chaney was biting him. Sure enough, Manley has teeth marks in his skin. Manley says he wanted to give Chaney the benefit of the doubt and that it was an accident but Chaney outright admits that he bit him as a last resort because he wasn't getting out of the choke otherwise.

Didn't work anyway.

"I totally blame the fact that we gave Chaney the nickname 'Snake' and snakes bite," Manley says.

Yeah, okay.

It's the last elimination fight next week and White picks the match-ups for the next round. Carwin, apparently, is none too pleased with them.

See you in seven, Maniacs.

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