Former The Ultimate Fighter 19 Contestant Arrested on Rape and Other Charges
When The Ultimate Fighting Championship held tryouts for TUF 19 in Indianapolis in August 2013, Doug Sparks stood out among the other competitors. Nicknamed, “Ants in the Pants,” Sparks wore polar bear ears and proclaimed to be a genius.
The 32-year-old light heavyweight was arrested Saturday in Bloomington, Ind., for allegedly detaining a woman against her will and assaulting her repeatedly over a several day period.
Melendez not happy with TUF 20 fighter seedings
LOS ANGELES - Like any good coach, Gilbert Melendez did his job heading into The Ultimate Fighter 20. The former Strikeforce lightweight champion scouted talent and made mental notes on which fighters he preferred to pick when it came time for him and opposing coach Anthony Pettis to draft their teams.