We’re a day late, but certainly not a dollar short. “The Ultimate Fighter 14” bantamweight contestant Roland Delorme (Pictured) has sent 5thRound.com his latest blog, and for a change, some of it has to do with his time in the TUF house.
Here’s Delorme’s take on what went down during Wednesday’s episode of the reality show:
“The show starts with Diego Brandao fighting Steve Siler. I never actually saw this fight, so Wednesday night was a first for me. I really like Steve and wanted so badly for him to beat Diego.
Training with him every day, I knew he had the skills to pay the bills and he wasn’t scared to fight him, so I was excited for this fight. Obviously, it wasn’t Siler’s day and he got knocked out in the first 45 seconds, which was heartbreaking for him because he worked so hard and wanted it so badly.
A lot of people don’t know what it’s like to work so hard for something and give every minute of your life towards it for so long, and then fail. Those days are the ones that test your character. Those are the days that you remember as a fighter. Fighting is a sport of extremes, extreme highs when you win and extreme lows when you lose. There’s no happy medium, it’s all or nothing. You’re either on top of the world or you want to crawl under a rock and die.
The John Dodson and John “Prince” Albert fight went the way I thought it would, with Dodson moving in and out picking his spots. By the time Dodson got tired and slowed down in the 2ndRound, Prince was too beat up to capitalize. Dodson pretty much beat him up in the 1stRound and then cruised to victory in the second.
He could have tried to finish Prince, but he’s kinda lazy and only works hard when he has to, and Prince didn’t make him work hard so it was a good fight for Dodson.
Now you know who I’m fighting next week, which is TJ Dillasaw, and you saw a bit of my foot that swelled triple the size in one night and got me really sick. Needless to say, I wasn’t feeling very well that night. I didn’t sleep because I was in too much pain.
The next morning I got up and I can’t even walk on it. I could feel my heartbeat in my foot and was pretty worried they were gonna send me home without fighting. That was a sad day for me. When I got to the hospital, they confirmed that it was an infection and gave me antibiotics right away from a IV drip.
I knew it was bad when even the nurses were grossed out. One girl came in and asked me where I broke my foot, and when I told her it was an infection, she replied ‘Ewwwwwwwwwww.’ That’s when I knew I was [expletive].
Luckily, Dana White called and pushed my fight back a week so I could heal up. That made me feel a lot better, but I’ll get into this next week when I fight. Stay tuned, my friends…”