Live-Chat With Bristol Marunde And That Funky Funky Guillotine that bought him a ticket to the House!
September 15th, 2012 by Joshua Scott Beranis
It happened. In his first televised bout on The Ultimate
Fighter, after a wiry defense against his
brick-boned opponent George Lockhart (10-4), Bristol Marunde
(15-7), took victory with a little over two and a half minutes
left in the first timed round. The victory was one that even
Dana White, president of the UFC, was charmed by. Looking
on with present Ultimate Fighter coaches Roy Nelson and Shane
Carwyn, White had to ask the question “Is he out?”, Just as
Marunde continued putting Lockhart into a short slumber and
got up to walk proudly and hoot.
Marunde manuevered a guillotine around Lockhart’s neck in
those last few seconds that seemed
to disobey the laws of physics. It was a funky
funky guillotine, and it bought Marunde a ticket to
the house on Ultimate Fighter. Marunde was not shy about
answering several questions posted via facebook on the
Rougheart MMA Journal account.
Rougheart: You have a very solid record, and have become the envy
(if that is an appropriate word) of many very serious fighters in
the Northwest. How are you handling the excitement surrounding your
name since making house on the Ultimate Fighter?
Its been a huge and exciting ride, but this is my 3rd day out
of the house!!!!! I’m still taking it all in.
Marunde also posts on Rougheart MMA Journal’s wall:
The fight to get into the house was crazy, it was soooo much
more stress than the camera’s showed!
The funky guillotine thrown down by Marunde, was not the first
one attempted in that round. Marunde had a chance at a guillotine
which would have ended up being much more formal than the winning
manuever, and although Marunde was the first to land a connection
with a straight jab to Lockhart’s face in the beginning of the
first round, Lockhart had been Orcishly rolling Marunde against the
cage as though the two were on a Gravitron ride at an amusement
park. Marunde snaked and dodged his way around Lockhart as the
large Marine brought several knees up toward Marunde’s face (none
connecting of course).
Marunde brought a successful connection to Lockhart with a
knee, the first move on the Washington natives part to gain Dana
White’s attention. ”Nice knee,” was Dana White’s simple,
but understandable remark.
Dana White declares very clearly to the crew in the beginning
of the show that he is looking for personality, and for
someone to “blow all four doors off of this place.”
Would it be a surprise that Bristol Marunde might have
Dana White’s attention already, considering the 30 year
old’s grim and serious appearance and devilishly bizzare
guillotine victory? Not to mention that Marunde was a second pick
for team Carwyn.
I predict a monumental division between these two teams
which sets this season aside as one of the most brutal and
unpredictable. The episode two teaser alludes to
chaos, anger, ruthlessness… It smacks of rebellious
youth against the wisdom of age. The seasoned and salty
against the confidently careless perhaps. I’m looking very
forward to season 16…