Marc Stevens TUF 12, Episode 1 blog

by Marc Stevens | source: The Underground

first of all id like to take a minute to apologize for the tardiness of this blog. my fans are the reason i fight so hopefully no one is mad at me for being a day late :) id like to thank everyone for taking the time out to read my blog. looking back on the first episode of the season its hard to imagine id be sitting here writing this blog to your guys but 3 TUF try outs later and here i am. 17 pro fights and alot of hard work got me to this point. dana white said it best when we  got to the UFC training center he told us this would be the best and worst experience of our lives.. and he was right.. standing in the training center soaking it all in seeing dana.. gsp and kos walking thru the door it hit me that this was a dream come true. laying in bed the night before the fight letting what dana said play thru my head.."dont be that guy on the bleeping bus back to the airport tomorrow".. i knew i wasnt going to be on that bus.
the next day.. it was a little ironic i fought at noon.. high noon.. and i was as relaxed as could be.. it was the biggest fight of my life but every fight is the biggest fight of a fighters life. bob cook was in my corner.. his advice to me.. this guys 14-3 with 13 submissions.. dont get submitted.. which played into my game plan of keeping the fight standing and knocking tj obrien out. the fight went according to plan. 13 second KO fastest knock out in the ultimate fighter history. it felt like a weight was lifted off my shoulders until i realized i was finally in the house and still had 3 more fights before i would make it to the finale.

"remember me now" seems to be the theme following the first episode.. when saying that i just wanted to remind Kos of all the hard work i had put in for him before and that i was legit! i had wrestled for kos at the university of buffalo for a semester before deciding to leave school. i wanted to make a statement and stick in everyones had that i was the real deal. after that it was great to sit back and watch a great afternoon of fights.

i would again like to thank first and foremost all my friends family and fans with out you guys this incredible journey that im on wouldnt mean nearly as much. secondly i need to thank my coaches and teammates.. ken kronenberg and jordan damon my jiu jitsu coaches darin carroll my boxing coach and head striking coach, sifu kevin seaman my thai boxing coach. all my teammates and students at both jiu jitsu nation and tai kai jiu jitsu without the guys i wouldnt be half the man and fighter that i am today.. stay tuned every week for my blogs and please follow me on twitter @marcstevensmma and continue to support me thank you so much guys

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AlliancePA site profile image  

9/17/10 9:01 AM by AlliancePA

Congrats to Marc. I rolled with him a couple times at Tai Kai a couple years ago. Nice guy. He seems to have a good combination of stand up, wrestling, and BJJ so hopefully he does well. Good luck.

SgtJustinTeplitz site profile image  

9/17/10 7:08 AM by SgtJustinTeplitz

Good luck to you Marc Stevens! Me and my friend Mark Stevens who also does BJJ are rooting for you!

DJStudd site profile image  

9/17/10 3:48 AM by DJStudd

still not sold on the irony but whatever

Bill Pharoni site profile image  

9/17/10 2:12 AM by Bill Pharoni


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9/17/10 2:05 AM by Mark_Daniels

 Marc's TUF 12 blog will also be posted  at the Boston Herald's MMA blog - Inside the Ocatagon Yesterdat's post

Russ site profile image  

9/17/10 1:06 AM by Russ

my guess would be that old westerns had the big show downs and gun fights at high noon. maybe he just felt like a gunslinger ready for battle?

Winston Wolf site profile image  

9/16/10 8:25 PM by Winston Wolf

i remember seeing Marc win freestyle states in Binghampton years back I was suprised he never made or won states in folk But he was very exciting to watch in freestyle .Id like to see him do well

Markos site profile image  

9/16/10 8:12 PM by Markos

I hope you make it far man. one hell of a knockout

pennyjomma site profile image  

9/16/10 7:43 PM by pennyjomma

Awesome job Mark! Feel so bad I missed your party... but no for real...I feel so bad!! still sick as hell. Can't wait to see what else ya got for us!!!

Doc T site profile image  

9/16/10 7:20 PM by Doc T

Congrats on the knockout. I hope you do/did well on the show.