Tracking the progress of TUF 1 fighters

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oleg
5/4/08 10:19:32PM
There is no question that the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ reality series - better known as ‘TUF’ - has been the most influential vehicle for promoting the success of UFC, and to a lesser extent MMA in general, in North America. The careers of most contestants have been boosted like they could have never imagined. Even the ones who never came close to winning were still given a chance to prove their worth in the UFC, and many of the fighters released from the UFC were instantly picked up by smaller organizations simply because of the newly acquired name recognition.



With the show now in it’s seventh season, let’s take a look back at where it all started. The first season of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ took place in 2005, and featured 8 middleweights and 8 lightheavyweights competing for two ’six figure’ contracts with the UFC. Most of the contestants were virtually unknown in the MMA world at the time, yet all are now very familiar names for most fans. I will start with the light heavyweight division, and examine the middleweights next week.

Read the rest of the article @ Fightmatrix.com

Part II: Middleweights
wolfman
5/4/08 10:28:49PM
Nice.
MFOTHER
5/5/08 9:53:30AM
i'd love to see this for every season
oleg
5/5/08 10:33:11AM
Thanks, I will eventually go over other seasons as well... For seasons 6 & 7 it's a bit early to tell at this point.
MFOTHER
5/5/08 12:22:09PM

Posted by oleg

Thanks, I will eventually go over other seasons as well... For seasons 6 & 7 it's a bit early to tell at this point.



absolutly, i just love the way this was done, and with so many great fighters produced from the seasons its a great idea..
props to you, sir.



ps. 5 might even be too early

diaz
gamburian
maynard
lauzon

have had success, but i think its just the start
oleg
5/5/08 12:43:24PM

Posted by MFOTHER


Posted by oleg

Thanks, I will eventually go over other seasons as well... For seasons 6 & 7 it's a bit early to tell at this point.



absolutly, i just love the way this was done, and with so many great fighters produced from the seasons its a great idea..
props to you, sir.



ps. 5 might even be too early

diaz
gamburian
maynard
lauzon

have had success, but i think its just the start



You're right, I got my numbers mixed up - I meant 5 & 6... 7 is not even over yet
F--K_Luck_AuH2O
5/5/08 8:27:59PM
oops, already posted this in the News section. I should start comming here before I go to fightmatrix...BTW my nick over there is ICYB
oleg
5/10/08 12:21:58AM
MMAcca
5/10/08 3:03:27AM
Great articles oleg.

Props for the hard work
F--K_Luck_AuH2O
5/10/08 6:05:06PM
Much props. (Waits for somebody to rip off the topic)
GrandMaster313
5/11/08 2:08:19AM
Hey O ! Great read man you get my props my friend !
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