LAST EDITED ON 05-24-05 AT 05:15 PM (EST)
Think about this for a second...
Ishe was maybe the best fighter coming in and still may be the best fighter in this entire Contender show. Ishe would have floored Sergio if the fight had been even a 7 rounder.
Personally, I think that Tony's plan all along was to make a "name" for himself by doing something drastic.
After he went down 2 rounds to 1 in the 3rd round, I think he knew he was done. His plan may have been to get people to hate him instead of losing with dignity.
I know it is fake, but PPV wrestling matches are more intriguing when a "good guy" is fighting a "bad guy".
Now that he has his $125K in his pocket, he may be working on a "what's next" type of fight.
Bonsante has always been the one using his head in this whole deal. He schemed a way to fight Cooper and that probably got him $125K since he got about 5 weeks more face time on TV instead of risking a loss to Lange and being one and done.
I can't condone his actions, but I think that he purposely did the things he did to get people like us talking and more interested in a bout which he may be in down the road.