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The One with the Ultimate Fighting Champion 

Monica struggles to support Pete in his goal to become the Ultimate Fighting Champion. Chandler is unnerved when his boss slaps his butt. Rachel becomes jealous when Ross starts dating a new woman.



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Episode cast overview:
Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
Doug (as Sam MacMurray)
Steve Park ...
John McCarthy ...


Chandler is greatly appreciated by his boisterous boss Doug, but finds it unsettling to receive the highest praise in the form of systematical swatting of his posterior, to the point of its pain and his colleagues' envy... Millionaire Pete chose as his new challenge after business to 'conquer' the brutal martial art of Ultimate Fighting, but despite an expensive entourage his confidence is so obviously and utterly misplaced that Monica can't watch his physical pain and public humiliation, even makes a breaking point of his persistence... Rachel gave her blessing to Phoebe presenting Ross with her friend Bonnie as date, without realizing she's no longer eerily bold, in fact quite to Ross's taste... Written by KGF Vissers

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Comedy | Romance


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8 May 1997 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Rachel walks into the coffee house and says she may have bought a pretzel from one of the kids from "Fame." Laura Dean, who plays her coworker Sophie, was actually one of the kids who starred in "Fame." See more »


After Rachel and Phoebe see Bonnie and Ross in Central Perk, Rachel is yelling at Phoebe that she needs to break them up. At first, Phoebe is holding her coat in her left hand and a purse in her right, but then she is holding them both in her left, with no time to have changed hands. See more »


Pete: It's okay, it's not as bad as it looks. It's a precaution. I'm not supposed to move my spine.
Monica Geller: Please tell me you're stopping now.
Pete: I'm fine! I'd fight tonight if they'd let me. See this circle I'm marking off here? This is my zone of terror.
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The One with the Ultimate Fighting Champion
16 May 2008 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

Pete decides to become an ultimate fighting champion, for Monica's despair. After having his first fight and stayed all hurt, Monica asks Pete to stop with this goal, but he refuses to listen to her.

Chandler stays angry with his boss, who has the strange and inconvenient habit of slap his butt all the time.

Phoebe introduces Bonnie to Ross,after having Rachel's consent. Rachel thought that Bonnie was bald, but in fact she is is very beautiful and with a lot of blond hair.(She was bald in the past) To make Rachel even more upset, Ross enjoyed Bonnie's company a lot.

Monica and Pete break up, since Monica cannot agree to see her boyfriend being beaten up all the time.

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