Ultimate Fighter's Roland Delorme Talks Bisping, TUF Experience
By MATT MOLGAARD
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer
At this point I think most fans of Spike’s, “The Ultimate Fighter” reality show know to expect some editing magic; personalities must be showcased, and that often means defining the hero and the villain. This season, Jason “Mayhem” Miller coaches opposite Michael “The Count” Bisping, and it’s overtly evident who the hero is and who the villain is.
Bisping’s had a grand time pulling pranks while sporting his cocky grin, however, he sure hasn’t taken the rubbing too well. He’s appeared whiney, defensive, immature and often distracted, while “Mayhem” looks to be the opposite personality, boasting serious composure and showcasing what can be considered legitimate care for his team.
Team Miller product, Roland Delorme recently spoke with vigilantemma.com, and he pulled no punches when discussing Michael Bisping, his teammates and the experience of living inside the “TUF house”.
“Mayhem I thought was gonna be the crazy one; while Bisping I thought was gonna be more reserved and serious about coaching. But in reality I couldn’t be more wrong. I actually liked Bisping before I met him. Turns out he’s a complete dick and ego maniac who lives in his own world and creates his own fucked up reality in his mind. Mayhem on the other hand is down to earth and was serious about coaching and helping us develop into the best fighters we can be. You’d be lucky if Bisping even showed up to his own practices.”
Sounds like the production crew may not have needed to utilize the editing magic for this season so much after all; my eyes saw just about exactly what Roland describes.
But the Team Miller rep doesn’t stop there. He’s certainly opinionated, and he’s not so shy as to not dish on his housemates, “everyone was getting on my nerves. The blue team in general with all their antics in and out of the cage was almost too much for me to handle at times. It’s like living in a psych ward in a mental hospital. It was never ending all the drama and bullshit, (like) Diego going off on people for no reason, Akira trying to pull pranks at night, Josh getting drunk and annoying and loud all the time to the point where the producers would cut him off of the booze, T.J. thinking his shit didn’t stink and Steven Bass thinking he was smarter than everyone else trying to give you advice all the time. After 4 weeks I was ready to go home.”
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