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After fights at house, Lobstah out

Tampa's Allen Berube, also known as Monstah Lobstah, is a participant on The Ultimate Fighter 5, airing at 10 p.m. Thursdays on Spike TV. Berube, a fledgling UFC fighter with a professional record of 2-1, has been checking in with Times staff writer John C. Cotey.

By JOHN C. COTEY
Published May 25, 2007


Tampa's Allen Berube, also known as Monstah Lobstah, is a participant on The Ultimate Fighter 5, airing at 10 p.m. Thursdays on Spike TV. Berube, a fledgling UFC fighter with a professional record of 2-1, has been checking in with Times staff writer John C. Cotey.

This week, he gets kicked off the show for good.

You lost in the first week, they kept you around. Then you go get booted. What is up?

Fighting in the house. ... We had a couple drinks in us. Cole Miller (who beat Berube in Week 1) was sitting across from me. I told him he was lucky he picked me then and not now. I told him I'd beat him in a rematch.

Then Marlon (Sims) said something to the effect of me and Noah (Thomas) are (sissies) for tapping out, because he didn't tap out. I told him the only reason he didn't tap is because he was probably already unconscious. Then he and Noah really start getting into it.

Then the cameras come in, and boom.

He flipped Noah off the chair. It shows me standing in between, and I was like "Oh, cool, a fight." I'm acting like the referee.

They fight twice, despite knowing they might get kicked off the show.

Yeah, you can hear me in the background saying, "Oh, you ain't gonna get kicked off." Noah was bleeding all over. It was probably one of the best fights of the season.

And the next day, UFC president Dana White stops by.

I was making a seafood chowder for the guys. There were a couple of live lobsters on the counter. Dana has us sit down and tells us he's freaking disgusted, dropping f-bombs all over.

I'm thinking, yeah, right, you know d--- well what a great fight it was and it's gonna be great for ratings. He says Marlon, Noah, Lobster, you're outta here.

And that's that, huh?

I had a few words. I said, "Hey man, you put a dog in the kitchen and don't give him any toys, he's going to chew the walls." I thought that was a good one. Best episode ever.