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Kimbo Slice, Roy Nelson and Wes Sims: Good Guys and Bad Guys on TUF 10
For the first time since the lightweights of season five, I'm really looking forward to the next season of The Ultimate Fighter. Part of it is the roster of fighters -- I can't help being intrigued by Kimbo Slice, but I'm more interested in the mix of established veterans and up and coming talent they've put together. I must admit the prospect of seeing several former pro and college football players ads to the excitement.
Roy Nelson Happy Taking TUF Road
Roy Nelson may be one of the most decorated fighters to ever appear on "The Ultimate Fighter" reality show. The former IFL heavyweight champion, who holds a 13-4 professional MMA record, will be one of the 16 fighters competing for a UFC contract on the tenth season of TUF. The series premieres September 16 on Spike TV.
Kimbo Slice: ‘I can’t just come with one dimension; I’ll get smashed’
As the mixed martial arts community prepares itself for the most anticipated season of the highly successful Ultimate Fighter series, much of the attention has been centered around one man. The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights is set to begin airing on September 16 and will feature a bearded brawler that goes by the name of Kevin Ferguson, more commonly known as Kimbo Slice. Eager to redeem himself in the fight game following his fourteen second embarrassment at the hands of Seth Petruzelli in October of 2008, Kimbo threw the masses for a curve ball when it was recently announced that he would be part of the upcoming heavyweight TUF cast Personally the more I hear about Kimbo post Elite XC especially recently the more respect I have gained for him...I wish him the best of luck
Kimbo Slice talks TUF 10, fighting in the house, handcuffs
Kimbo Slice, no stranger to controversy, does not seem like the kind of guy you want to pull a prank on in the Ultimate Fighter house, that's for sure.
Submitted Jul 16, 2009 7:52AM by BrutalKnockOut - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter, MMA Personalities
Ultimate Fighter 10 Cast: Kimbo Slice Is the Star, Watch James McSweeney
The UFC has officially released the names of the 16 heavyweights who will participate in Season 10 of The Ultimate Fighter, and, of course, Kimbo Slice is the star. But the guy I'm most curious about is James McSweeney. McSweeney, in case you haven't heard of him, is a former professional kickboxer who trains with Greg Jackson at one of the world's best MMA gyms.
(Spoiler?? not really)Size Matters: The Ultimate Fighter Season Ten Roll Call
We are currently three weeks deep into the taping of the upcoming tenth season of Spike TV’s The Ultimate Fighter. This season is set to feature nothing but the big boys as sixteen larger than life warriors will be duking it out to determine the king of the heavyweight Ultimate Fighter crop. The Ultimate Fighter: The Heavyweights could already be considered the most highly anticipated show of the series largely in part of the recent announcement that none other than Kevin Ferguson, aka Kimbo Slice was expected to enter the shark tank. The timing couldn’t be any better. I don’t think that I’m alone in saying that the most recent season of the show was the most lackluster of the series to date. Never have I been as unengaged with a season of TUF before season nine. The most successful television show in mixed martial arts needed a drastic change, or a makeover in a sense. It needed something, and it looks like it has found its answer in the form of sixteen mammoth sized brawlers willing to put their bodies on the line in the pursuit of their dream to become a UFC heavyweight. A full list of the men expected to appear on the tenth season of The Ultimate Fighter was recently released by the popular U.K. newspaper, The Sun. Among them are four former professional football players, a portly wrecking machine, a thugged out Internet sensation, UFC veterans and MMA rookies alike, The Ultimate Fighter: The Heavyweights is sure to have quite the variety of personalities and schools of thought
Richie Whitson Final TUF 9 Q&A
Submitted Jun 24, 2009 3:08AM by nwowolfpack - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, The Ultimate Fighter, General MMA
UFC and Spike TV agree to renew "The Ultimate Fighter" contract through 14th season
As a successful ninth season of "The Ultimate Fighter" winds down – and a highly anticipated 10th season begins filming – the UFC and Spike TV have extended their agreement through a 14th season of the hit reality TV series. UFC President Dana White announced the new deal at a Q&A session with UFC Fight Club members today at the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany, site of Saturday's UFC 99. The existing deal, announced in October 2007, called for 12 seasons of the show. "We actually just did an extension with [Spike TV]," White said. "We're going to be doing through (season) 14, two seasons a year. "They're good partners. We work really well together, and they let me do what I do." Prior to the extension, Spike TV was expected to air one season of "The Ultimate Fighter" in 2010 and another in 2011. The reality show was expected to be augmented by a newly developed fight series, which would include live bouts. Immediate attempts by MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) to reach Spike TV officials for the current status of the potential new series were unsuccessful. In addition to the announcement of two additional seasons of "The Ultimate Fighter," White said he believed the show would follow up on the success of the ninth season with another "U.S. vs. U.K." theme. "I don't know how many people here watched this season, but this season was awesome," White said. "The fights were great. It was a good show, and it worked out well.
Episode No. 11 recap: "The Ultimate Fighter: U.S. vs. U.K." lightweight semifinals
Episode No. 11 of "The Ultimate Fighter: U.S. vs. U.K." features both lightweight semifinal bouts and determines which 155-pounders will meet with a UFC contract on the line. The first bout features Team U.S.'s Cameron Dollar against Team U.K.'s Andre Winner, while the second contest sees American Jason Dent against Brit Ross Pearson. Additionally, thumb-sucking habits and another betrayal by Team U.S. welterweight Jason Pierce feature prominently on this week's episode of "The Ultimate Fighter."
Regarding TUF 9, How Real is Reality TV?
Check out an interesting write up on this season of the Ultimate Fighter, and the potential bias the camera's are showing us.
Submitted May 8, 2009 4:26AM by BrutalKnockOut - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter, Miscellaneous
Rex Richards, Don Frye, Jesse Taylor at Shark Fights 4
Shark Fight Promotions are staging a fight in Lubbock, TX on Saturday, May 2. TUF 10 tryout Rex Richards, whose only loss is to UFC HW contender, Shane Carwin, will be making his debut at 265 lbs. against a 13-0 Schoonover. Jesse Taylor will continue to extend his streak to 5 after losing to C.B. Dollaway in his UFC debut. UFC and Pride veteran Don Frye will take on Judo Champion Rich Moss. The fight cards is as follows: Rex Richards vs Darrill Schoonover Shannon Rich vs 'TJ' Waldburger Jesse Taylor vs Eric Davila Wayne Cole vs Marcus Sursa Phil Cardella vs Johnny Flores Louis Luna vs Douglas Frey Brandi Hainey vs Jessica Miramontes Don Frye vs Rich Moss Aaron Garcia vs Elmar Muller Rolando Scott vs Zach Haney
Submitted Apr 22, 2009 4:04PM by bbman182 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, The Ultimate Fighter, PrideFC, UFC
TUF 10 Tryouts Draw 250+, 3 Former NFL Pros
Tryouts for season 10 of The Ultimate Fighter, scheduled to feature Middleweights, Light Heavyweights, and Heavyweights, were held in Seattle yesterday. Early reports are over 250 hopefuls showed up with no fewer than 3 former NFL players among the hopefuls. No word yet on if former wrestler-turned-fighter Bobby Lashley was present at the tryouts.
"War Machine" Busted for Fighting at Gay Club
With a name like War Machine, what do you expect to happen? Former "Ultimate Fighter" badass Jon Koppenhaver, who goes by the aforementioned MMA nickname, was picked up by Las Vegas PD for misdemeanor battery Saturday morning after allegedly getting into a tussle at Krave Nightclub -- a place described by one of their reps as "gay ... but very straight-friendly."
Dana White's UFC 94 Video Blog - Bonus Footage
Check out this episode of the blog, where we see Henderson and Bisping on TUF, an ESPN interview, and an interview with Kid Yamamoto.
Submitted Jan 30, 2009 1:16PM by BrutalKnockOut - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter, MMA Personalities
Dana White's UFC 94 Video Blog - Episode 2 1/27/09
Check out a quick peek at the upcoming season of the Ultimate Fighter, Dana's dad, among other things.
Time Warner cable = No Spike TV
I know this isn't MMA but this does affect peoples ability to watch MMA. Looks like Time Warner was unable to make a deal with Viacom and all Time Warner customers will loss access to all of Viacom stations at midnight and one of those stations happens to be Spike TV.
EXCLUSIVE: TUF9 - Michael Bisping warns UK team, “If you’re coming to just get on TV, don’t turn up!”
In the much anticipated EXCLUSIVE MMABay interview with Michael “The Count” Bisping, he warned members of the UK team that if they are coming just to get on TV then they will be coming to the wrong place and would be better off staying at home.
Video: Frank Mir reveals the TRUTH behind TUF 8
Former UFC heavyweight champion and coach of season 8 of “The Ultimate Fighter”, Frank Mir talks about what really happened behind the scenes on the show. From what went on with the practical jokes in the house, to his real feelings towards Junie Browning.
TUF 8 Finale Complete card
Televised Card: Phillipe Nover Vs. Efrain Escudero Ryan Bader Vs. Vinicius Magalhaes Jason MacDonald Vs. Wilson Gouveia Kevin Burns Vs. Anthony Johnson Junie Browning Vs. Dave Kaplan Undercard: Krzysztof Soszynski Vs. Shane Primm Eliot Marshall Vs. Jules Bruchez Kyle Kingsbury Vs. Tom Lawlor Rolando Delgado Vs. John Polakowski EDIT: Missed one: Shane Nelson Vs. George Roop (undercard)
Sherdog.com's Guide to TUF 8
“Why is this happening?” Not sure exactly who said it, but this week one of the contestants finally vocalized what all of America is thinking about this season of TUF. I’ll get to what brought us to this point in just a minute. Last week Dave Kaplan took the wrong approach and got dismantled by Phillipe Nover. This week it was time for the light heavyweight bracket to be set as Kyle Kingsbury and Krzysztof Soszynski were the last two to fight. “You’d be surprised at how many people and who I’ve made tap on my table,” said the doctor as he worked on Soszynski’s injured hand. Kaplan and Tom Lawlor decided to get some drinking in for the ubiquitous post-loss celebration. Kaplan and his freshly blackened eye took down shot after shot until shot until statements like, “UFC, keep having me back because I cannot be knocked out,” began to emerge. Kaplan and company kept drinking until things escalated to the point that they were drinking each other’s urine...
Submitted Nov 13, 2008 2:42PM by ncordless - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA, UFC, The Ultimate Fighter