Lew Polley talks about "getting cut" from TUF 13 by Junior Dos Santos


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    May 6, 2011 at 12:09 am

    Well the guy was being a hard ass on this guys right, after loosing a battle you don´t need an ass like that to bring you down even more, the show is about the guys and Dos Santos and he was trying to steal the spot light IMO… Just like the male nurse in the other season…

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    May 6, 2011 at 12:51 am

    The fact that he dared overrule Dos Santos, a guy who has earned his spot as the leader of the team and clearly has more experience and knowledge than Lew pissed me off. Even if he feels Dos Santos is saying the wrong thing directly contradicting and undermining the team captain in public was not the right way to conduct himself

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    May 6, 2011 at 2:47 am

    right the guy was getting to involved, but i dont care he didnt deserve to be kicked of the show, you dont kick somebody for trying to win, santos handled dis wrong, he could of put him semi sidelined and when santos calls him over to do his wrestling “do it” job done i’ll call you over when i need you again? simple as that, not f him of the show for trying to hard, the guy is humble, right maybe he got to stuck in but noway did he deserve that

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    May 6, 2011 at 2:51 am

    what we dont see in the show is all the work Lew Polley put in with the guys while santos is off talking to the camera, and the guy who said the fighters didnt respect him is a fantasy he made up, most of the fighters liked and respected him

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    Joey Santosus

    May 6, 2011 at 3:17 am

    When I first approached this video I did so hoping that Polley isn’t going to be on it talking bad about JDS. Which he wasn’t… Except for the remark insinuating that they didn’t like him because he spoke English. Which I could be taking the wrong way. However, from a viewers standpoint, watching TUF, he did seem to over step his boundaries more than once. Especially in this latest episode where Junior is telling the fighters it’s ok to lose, as long as you fought hard and put it all on the line and Polley cuts in and basically says the exact opposite of what Junior had just said. That was pretty much contradicting him to his face and just disrespectful… With that said, we (as viewers) can never really tell where reality ends and editing begins.

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    May 6, 2011 at 4:03 am

    TV shows have a nasty habit of filming people, editing them and making them come across in whatever manner the producer or editor wishes.

    With that said – I didn’t think that Lew Polley came across badly on the show and to be blunt, if we put a stopwatch to the amount of time he appeared on camera in this season of TUF, it would be minimal, to say the least; certainly not enough to either condemn or praise.

    Based on this (video) and what I saw of the firing and how he accepted it, I have no problems with LP. In this video, he came / comes across as a reasonable and level-headed fellow and one not having a great deal of animosity; certainly none towards JDS.

    Further – I’ve seen far worse and even gross, infractions on TUF; far worse. If endeavoring to do the job with which he was tasked is the worst thing we can say about this man, then, for me, I give him a pass. I see no harm and no foul, here.

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    Bucky Power

    May 6, 2011 at 4:29 am

    While he was goin against dos Santos authority, but at the same time I dnt think he should of been kicked. He was just tryna get a point across to the fighters to be tough and fight hard. just like my coach did to me and I got alot better

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    May 6, 2011 at 5:10 am

    yeah this guy’s a ****

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    May 6, 2011 at 5:31 am

    for me it is really disrespectful and offensive especially it is dos santos principle or anybodys principle in life. fought hard gave it all even if you lose you have done your best and comeback again. its odd cause pole(8-4) contradicts while dos santos has only lose once :)

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    May 6, 2011 at 8:09 am

    it seemed to me as lew was just trying to fill his roll jds was pretty much there for moral support only and lew felt like he needed to provide a more solid coach than that. jds really comes across a the village idiot who is incapable of being in charge of tying his own shoes. jds does seem like a really nice guy just a little slow

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    May 6, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    Lew Polley is 10-4. The biggest promotion he has ever fought in was the IFL, and he got choked out in 20 seconds. He is on the same level as most of the guys on the show. Many of them will fight in the UFC. Polley probably never will. He seems like one of those people who just talks to much for his own good.

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    May 6, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    So you think JDS looks like the village idiot because he doesn’t speak perfect English? Because its pretty obvious that he is a brilliant coach.

    It’s also a bit ironic that you come across like a village idiot yourself.

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    May 6, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    You have no idea how a camp like that works do you? You need to be a solid team that are all pushing in the same direction or it won’t work, JDS only mistake was to bring in a guy he didn’t know from before and that it took him this long to kick him out.

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    May 6, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    It was pretty damn obvious from the first episode to me that he was only there to further his own career and wanted to take up as much space as he possible could.

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    May 7, 2011 at 9:44 am

    when did i ever say anything about how well he speaks english. it is about his mannerisms the confused expression he always has on his face and his inability to make a decision for himself. if by brillant coach you mean he defers to others who are more capable than himself(which i might add is a admirable quality in a leader) then yes he seems brilliant.

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    May 7, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    wats ur record and wats the biggest promotion uve fought in? yea thought so…

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