Archive: The Ultimate Fighter

Sep 5, 2013 10:25 am

The Ultimate Fighter 18: The Debut of Women’s MMA

Upon the announcement of women being cast on the 18th season of The Ultimate Fighter, fans and media alike held their collective breaths as they waited to see what kind of talent would join the roster in the inaugural season for women. When the cast (now narrowed down to eight upon the airing of the...

Sep 3, 2013 12:39 pm

Ronda Rousey: I wouldn’t do TUF again for $10,000,000

“I think it was very good for the women’s division, and I think it definitely needed to happen. But you couldn’t pay me $10 million to do it again. How could people possibly know who you are from a couple of clips of a video that people are seeing out of context? That’s no way...


Aug 15, 2013 10:41 am

The Ultimate Fighter 18 Cast Revealed: Features Many Notable & Familiar Female Athletes

The Ultimate Fighting Championships reality series, The Ultimate Fighter, is set to debut its 18th season on Fox Sports 1 starting on September 4th. For the first time in the shows history the UFC is featuring two female coaches and a mixed gender cast of fighters. UFC female bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will coach this...

Jul 11, 2013 11:48 am

‘The Ultimate Fighter: China’ Set to Debut in November

  By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The UFC will debut the Chinese version of its hit, reality television show, “The Ultimate Fighter” this November.  TUF: China is the first step in a new broadcast deal that promises UFC events to air regularly in Asia. UFC Executive Vice President and Managing Director of UFC Asia, Mark Fischer,...

Jul 3, 2013 5:06 am

Dana White Defends Stephan Bonnar Induction to Hall of Fame

  By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Last month, Stephan Bonnar was inducted into the UFC’s Hall of Fame alongside fellow cast member of The Ultimate Fighter’s premier season and former light heavyweight champion, Forrest Griffin.  Though many would question this decision, UFC president Dana White vehemently defended his stance in a discussion with Kevin Iole...

Jul 3, 2013 5:06 am

Rousey vs. Tate II Set For UFC 168 In December

UFC President Dana White announced Monday that the biggest rematch in WMMA history will take place at the promotions end of the year event in Las Vegas, Nevada. UFC 168 is set to take place December 28th at a venue that has yet to be determined. What is presumed to be the main event, a...

Jul 1, 2013 10:43 am

Rousey Says Emotions Not Sex Fueling TUF Mix-Gender Season

“The talent is great. I’m really impressed with the kind of people that we saw on the show this season for the girls and the guys. All of the fights have been really exciting. Really, it has exceeded my expectations. Surprisingly, it is much more professional than you would have thought. I wouldn’t say it’s...

Jun 27, 2013 9:06 am

Ronda Rousey tries to emulate Fedor Emelianenko when she fights

When Ultimate Fighting Championship women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey fights, she tries to emulate Fedor Emelianenko. Emelianenko is her favorite fighter after all. “My favorite fighter to watch ever I would say is Fedor Emelianenko,” Rousey said during a Facebook chat sponsored by MetroPCS on Wednesday. Rousey has a perfect 7-0 record. She finished all...

Jun 25, 2013 11:49 am

Former UFC Fighter Tim Credeur Turns Himself In On Warrant for Gun and Drug Charges

UFC veteran Tim “Crazy” Credeur turned himself in on Monday to the Louisiana County Correctional Center in Lafayette, La. on drug and firearm charges. Lafayette police issued a warrant for Credeur’s arrest on May 29; charges include possession of marijuana and possession of a firearm in the presence of a Schedule I narcotic. Credeur rose...

Jun 24, 2013 11:19 am

Tito Ortiz Takes Issue With Stephan Bonnar in the UFC Hall Of Fame

By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC Hall of Fame fighter and former UFC light heavyweight champion, Tito Ortiz, spoke recently to MMA Junkie about his concerns toward the UFC Hall of Fame’s new inductee, Stephan Bonnar.  It was announced last month that Bonnar and Forrest Griffin are to enter the Hall of Fame together at the...

Jun 17, 2013 11:01 am

Dana White: Miesha Tate and Ronda Rousey ‘hate each other’

Since “The Ultimate Fighter” features both men and women this coming season, it is expected that there will be a lot of drama between the contestants. According to Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate are causing majority of the madness this season. “Miesha and Ronda hate...

Jun 14, 2013 7:46 am

Patrick Cote, Kyle Noke Set as Coaches of TUF Nations: Canada vs. Australia

Two international UFC favorites have been called upon to coach the new international season of The Ultimate Fighter: Canada vs. Australia as Patrick Cote (20-8) and Kyle Noke (20-6-1) square off, first as coaches, then as opponents in the Octagon. Both fighters have once appeared on the UFC’s reality show, Cote in TUF: The Comeback and Noke...

Jun 5, 2013 11:05 am

Keon Caldwell of TUF 13 Signs with WSOF

  Keon Caldwell, a former cast member of The Ultimate Fighter 13, has signed a multi-fight contract with the World Series of Fighting, reported MMAWeekly.com.   According to Caldwell’s manager, Jason Ellis, Keon will be looking to make his debut for the organization’s lightweight division sometime in late summer or early fall.  No opponent has...

Jun 3, 2013 12:55 pm

Clint Hester to Battle TUF: Brazil Winner Cezar Ferreira at UFC 163 in Brazil

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Over the weekend a few sources leaked that the UFC is working to place TUF alum Clint Hester against TUF Brazil winner Cezar Ferreira at UFC 163 at the end of the summer. Brazilian news outlet SporTV Globo first reported news of the match up on Friday (May 31, 2013); However, UFC officials have...

May 29, 2013 10:02 am

VIDEO | Rousey, Tate & White React To TUF 18 Shift

Video: Dana White, Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate React To TUF Drama Yesterday the UFC dropped a bomb on the world when they announced that Cat Zingano was forced out of her scheduled TUF 18 coaching slot due to an injury. The media machine at ZUFFA quickly got Miesha Tate and Ronda Rousey on the...

May 13, 2013 12:51 pm

Joe Lauzon vs. Michael Johnson Added to UFC Debut on FOX Sports 1

  The UFC will debut on Fox Sports 1 on August 17 with a night of fights live from Boston’s TD Bank Garden.  The fight card for UFC on FS1 1 continues to take shape, as it has been revealed through a number of sources that Joe Lauzon and Michael Johnson will face off in...

May 9, 2013 10:10 am

Cung Le Is Looking For Huge Fight or TUF Coaching Spot

The former International Kickboxing Federation light heavyweight world champion and Strikeforce middleweight champion, Cung Le, said in a recent interview that he would love the opportunity to coach The Ultimate Fighter while he recovers from his injuries.   Le (9-2) is 2-1 in the UFC, winning his last fight with a highlight-reel knockout of former...

May 2, 2013 8:01 pm

Rumored Female Cast for The Ultimate Fighter 18: Rousey vs. Zingano

Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer has released a list of 16 female MMA fighters who he claims will be the cast of the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter 18: Rousey vs. Zingano.   Meltzer stated that this list did not come from the UFC, nor anyone from FOX network, but that he did receive...

Apr 25, 2013 8:08 am

The Ultimate Fighter: Team Canada vs. Team Australia coming soon

In their attempt to globalize the UFC brand the company has set up headquarters many different countries such as Brazil and Japan, held numerous events worldwide, and even taken the ever popular Ultimate Fighter reality show to other countries. The latter has seen fighters from Brazil, the U.K. and Australia square off to fulfill their...

Apr 18, 2013 11:08 am

Gastleum’s Win over Hall Likely Better Outcome for the UFC

This past Saturday we saw the close of one of the best, most entertaining seasons of The Ultimate Fighter take place in Las Vegas, Nevada at the TUF 17 Finale. On that card we saw several things that would excite fight fans in the moment and for the future. For example, we saw Cat Zingano...

Apr 16, 2013 9:07 am

Dana White: Female Tryouts Felt Like TUF 1 All Over Again

“It was absolutely a historic day to have the women here for the first The Ultimate Fighter tryout. his is basically like the first season of The Ultimate Fighter to me… There are lots of girls out there that have taken taekwondo, judo, wrestling or mixed martial arts, and now they’ve got the opportunity to...