I thought I'd let you guys know a bit more about Tor Troeng, the swede that is participating in The Ultimate Fighter reality show, and two weeks ago he got into the house by submitting Scott Rosa by RNC.
Here are some outtakes from MMAViking.com that specializes on Nordic fighters.
"The Hammer" has gone an amazing 11-1-1 since April, 2008. His only loss coming to former UFC title contender Thales Leites. His last bout was one of, if not the, highest Swede-versus-Swede bout against grappling champion Mats Nilsson at The Zone FC Demolition this past May.
"Too much people, lights and noise (in Vegas)" Troeng tells MMA Viking just a few days removed from the official revealing of the 28 fighters. To understand the perspective of the 29 year old, you need to understand that Troeng is from Northern Sweden and lives in the calmness of Umeå, which is closer to the Arctic Circle than it is to the faster pace of Stockholm. If you were looking for a city that would be exact opposite of Umeå, Vegas would be a good bet."
While Troeng, likes silence, he discussed the "hard situation" in the silence of the Octagon during the show. "It's an interesting experience... A new experience in the way of fighting. You always have coaches, and environment you are used to. In the first fight, I didn't know coaches or know anyone there. I only knew myself. You can feel the intensity. A very hard situation to deal with. All by yourself."
"... Both coach Jones and I misread Tor. Tor is the most unassuming guy, makes you scratch your head, all you've got to go on is his physical presence. He took care of business, he wasn't overly impressive though he was completely dominant." - Chael Sonnen
Here's a fresh interview with Dana White from MMANytt and Markus Kowal, where DW discusses the UFC success in Sweden, their next event and that "Tor Troeng has a future in the UFC" which bodes well for his next fight in the house.
A short introduction, but if you guys have any question I'll answer them in the comments and make sure to visit www.mmaviking.com for information on fighters from Scandinavia.