Last night's TUF episode was delicately titled "Get the F' up" a name inspired by coach Michael Bisping's pointed instructions to Stephen Bass during his losing performance against Dennis Bermudez. Fellow TUF 14 contestant Hamid 'Akira' Corassani blogs for MMA Nation about the contrasting coaching styles.
I still don't know why Bisping didn't show up to the fight announcement. Some of the guys minded but he's not our father. He's not our coach even. Our real coaches are at home. He was our coach for the season. Of course we respect him for that and we stick with this guy whatever it takes. The only thing those coaches could do was amplify our skills and help us out in the corner. That's what I was after. Just help add to the training I have worked on for the last seven years.
Bermudez did what he had to do and put it on Bass. I have to give it to Bass. He was hanging in there. We never fully heard what was said between he and Bisping. There are two sides to every story. At the end of the day he didn't go out and win that fight. You are responsible for yourself inside the cage. The corner can't fight for you. One little tiny thing blew up into a huge drama.
If you have greater than a five IQ it's very clear that Bisping and Miller have a very different style of coaching. The most preferable is Miller's way of coaching. Methodic, slow and positive. Bisping was more just yelling "get the F up!" How am I going to get the F up? Tell me how to get up. Different styles. We're not there with our normal coaches so I would never criticize Bisping for that. He just wasn't as clear and methodic. His gameplans were always great. He can just be emotional during the fights. Miller did a great job though.
I can't say anything about next week but I can promise some real craziness! You'll have to stay tuned.
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