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Substance Abuse
01-11-2011, 09:55 AM
According to MMAJunkie.com, the indecision surrounding the upcoming season of the Ultimate Fighter is about to come to an end. It seems that coaches are nearly in place and the weight class has been chosen:




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While initially intended to feature welterweights and middleweights, the upcoming 13th season of "The Ultimate Fighter" instead now will be a welterweights-only season.



A source close to the long-running competition/reality series today confirmed the plans with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).



The show begins taping this month, and it debuts March 30 on Spike TV. Coaches are expected to be announced this week, a source said.



With the single weight class, "TUF 13" is expected to use the same 28-man, 32-slot tournament that has been employed in recent seasons. The initial 28 elimination-round fights, which air over the first episode or two of the show, will determine the initial cast of 14. The fighters then enter a 16-slot bracket, and two opening-round losers will get a second shot as "wild card" picks. ("TUF 11" wild-card pick Kris McCray eventually became the show's runner-up.)



The show again tapes in Las Vegas.



Many fighters, who traditionally meet in a season-ending fight, have been rumored for coaching slots on "TUF 13." But UFC officials haven't tipped their hand, and many leading candidates now instead are slotted for spring/early-summer UFC events.



Welterweights haven't been featured on the show since "TUF 9," a U.S. vs. U.K. version of the reality series that featured both 155- and 170-pounders.



The "TUF" series, which debuted in 2005, was the primary tool to get MMA and the UFC into the mainstream. The show has launched the careers of more than 100 UFC fighters, and past cast members such as Rashad Evans, Forrest Griffin and Matt Serra have gone on to win UFC titles.



For more on "The Ultimate Fighter 13," stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of MMAjunkie.com.



Source: http://mmajunkie.com/news/22040/the-ultimate-fighter-13-cast-shifts-to-all-welterweights-coaches-named-this-week.mma

Joabbuac.
01-11-2011, 04:52 PM
I like tuf :hail:

Joabbuac.
01-11-2011, 11:24 PM
So, Lesner and JDS coaching.

OKMike
01-12-2011, 10:32 AM
I like tuf :hail:



It is starting to get old to me. I actually missed a few episodes last season. When I did watch it, it was only for the fights. I can't stand the in house shenanigans.

Kenny Powers
01-12-2011, 03:23 PM
Lesnar and JDS...that sucks but I guess they didn't have many options. It'll be good for ratings though

Joabbuac.
01-12-2011, 06:28 PM
It is starting to get old to me. I actually missed a few episodes last season. When I did watch it, it was only for the fights. I can't stand the in house shenanigans.



I got into it a little late :laugh: Ive only seen about 2-3 seasons of it....Thats including the first but then i skipped about 8-9 because i dont think it was on uk tv. So its still kind of new to me :laugh: