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Delorme: Bass Laid on His Back and Was Pumped Like a Hooker Trying to Pay the Rent

Written by Tom Ngo
October 13th, 2011
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UFC Roland Delorme

As you know by now, Roland Delorme (Pictured) will be blogging exclusively for 5thRound.com throughout the entire “The Ultimate Fighter 14” season. The bantamweight contestant has just released his latest piece recapping last night’s episode.

Make sure to follow Delorme on Twitter @rolanddelorme1.

Episode 4:

“Well, this week we got a two-fight episode, which I like – less drama, more fights and the fights didn’t disappoint. Right off the bat we had Stephen Bass vs. Dennis Bermudez in a pretty one-sided beating that found Bass on the receiving end.

Me and Bass had gotten into a heated argument about three or four days before his fight, so I didn’t feel bad about watching him lay on his back and get pumped like a hooker trying to pay the rent.

Seeing Dennis take Stephen down at will and Stephen having no takedown defense, or not being able to stand back up was priceless considering I think Stephen should talk less and workout more. That might help his career in the future.

Then trying to pawn his loss off on the coaches was laughable. There are only two guys fighting in the cage, and if you don’t perform well, that’s your fault. You have to look in the mirror before you start blaming other people for your mistakes. That’s something I hope he learned.

Now the second fight was one I couldn’t wait to see, and I expected fireworks from Dustin Pague and Louis Gaudinot. Knowing they’re both strikers, I was anticipating a technical slugfest. No trash talk, no games, just a serious scrap.

Both showed up to win the fight and went out there and gave it their all, but in the end Louis couldn’t get past the knees and reach of Dustin, who did very well at controlling the distance of the fight and not letting Louis get inside on him.

He used numerous knees to control the range and pace of the fight and Louis just didn’t have an answer. Dustin was too big, too strong, too accurate and cut angles very well and Louis, as much as I like him, was just one step behind all fight.

After taking a beating to the body in the 1stRound and having caught a knee to the face in the second, it was all over and Louis looked exhausted. Nobody likes to lose. It’s not fun and champions never get used to losing, but it happens and you have to deal with it.

Take something from it and move on. You can’t plan for the future if you’re stuck in the past. Learn from it and it will only make you bigger, better and stronger.

It’s true what they say, ‘You learn more in your defeat than your victory,’ but it’s a tough lesson to swallow – especially when someone else punches it down your throat.”

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