Ultimate Fighter : The Aftermath and TUF 12 Finale

Ultimate Fighter: The Aftermath and TUF 12 Final

Dave Camarillo, John Danaher and TUF 6 winner Mac Danzig talk with Stephan Bonnar to review the final show of the Ultimate Fighter and previewing the finale on Saturday, December 4.

Jonathan Brookins has been the outstanding fighter in season 12 of TUF. It’s really no surprise that he’s in the final. Michael Johnson is a gamer – he’s a good choice to have in the final because of his heart and his athleticism. Their fight in the finale will be entertaining but it’ll be Brookins who walks away with the contract.

An interesting side note to this episode was when everyone got to comment on Stephan Bonnar’s upcoming match with Igor Pokrajac- it was John Danaher who asked Bonnar about whether he sees himself as an athlete or an entertainer in this sport. Bonnar said that he’s always seen himself as a fighter and Mac commented that it’s Bonnar’s spirit that makes his fights entertaining.

In MMA, spirit = entertainment. And maybe that’s a statistic that needs to be tracked when it comes to fight analysis.

Ultimate Fighter 12 – The Aftermath: Spinning Tornado

Ultimate Fighter 12 - The Aftermath : Spinning Tornado

Coach and trainer John Danaher, and MMA fighters Michael Johnson and Kyle Watson join UFC host/fighter Stephan Bonnar for one of the better episodes of Ultimate Fighter – The Aftermath we’ve seen in a while. Danaher is a smart guy and shares some very real insights into training fighters and developing a fight strategy. He is one of those guys you want to have in your corner, in your gym and in your head.

We were also impressed with Michael Johnson and how he handled his fight with Bruce LeeRoy. There is a maturity growing inside him – hopefully it takes. He’ll be a better fighter for it.

And Bonnar does a solid job as always hosting the episode. Just watch – he’ll be graduating to the cageside commentating team along with Rogan and Goldberg.