Originally Posted by IronMan
I don't have a problem with Kalib going home, I've like Kendall from the beginning. I didn't think that he was going to get this far, but at this point he's definitely proved that he deserves to be here.
He's won one fight by submission and one with strikes and that proves that he's multi-dimesnional. If he beats ed in the finals I'll be OK with that,but I'd still put my money on Ed.
Good luck to Rory, but I don't think that he's got a chance in hell at beating shortfuse.
Logically, Ed is the heavy fav. I'm definitely picking him to take Rory. However, my heart reminds me that this is mma, and literally anything can happen to affect the outcome of a match. Rory might have some skills we haven't seen in his debut bout, but from what they've shown of him on the show so far, he definitely doesn't have his head in the right place to become a champion, or to even make it to the finals.
I like the way Tito seems to coach his fighters. He's incredibly positive towards their abilities (even if they seem lacking), yet he obviously pushes them hard. When a match is underway, and both coaches are calling out input to their fighters from outside the cage, Tito seems to be right on top of the situation from start to finish... you hear his voice loud and often, while Ken isn't nearly as aggressive. I appreciate that about Tito (as a coach), and to a fighter like Rory, who seems to harbor a lot of self-doubt going into a fight, it's something that could help him rise above his means.
Bottom line: I expect Ed to win. He SHOULD win. But there's always a chance for the underdog.