While the rating for the premiere of TUF may have turned UFC president Dana White red, filming the coaches challenge last week definitely did...as in a sunburn.
Here's the poster for UFC 147, set for June 23 and headlined by Vitor Belfort vs. Wanderlei Silva in a fight between TUF Brazil coaches.
The UFC tweeted a few photos from the set of the 14th season of The Ultimate Fighter featuring Jason "Mayhem" Miller and Michael Bisping as coaches.
Head on over to USTREAM at 9 p.m. ET as Bloody Elbow's Mike Fagan and Head Kick Legend/Fightlinker's Derek Suboticki provide live commentary during the Ultimate Fighter Finale on Spike TV.
The UFC announced yesterday that TUF 12 winner, Jonathan Brookins, has been forced out of a lightweight bout against Jeremy Stephens at the TUF 13 Finale next month due to injury. In Brookins's place, Danny Downes, who just took the risk of fighting outside the UFC (and was victorious via submission), will face Stephens. TUF 13 Finale coverage
TUF 11 runner-up Kris McCray has been cut by the UFC following a split decision loss to John Hathaway at UFN 24, his third consecutive loss in the promotion. MMA Weekly confirmed the release today. Kris "Savage" McCray (5-3) Loss John Hathaway - Decision (Split) UFCFN 24 Loss Carlos Eduardo Rocha - Submission (Kneebar) UFC 122 Loss Court McGee - Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) TUF 11 Finale
Recent cuts by the UFC: Todd Brown (0-2 UFC), Chris Camozzi (2-1 UFC), Rob Kimmons (3-4 UFC), and Dave Branch (2-2 UFC). Camozzi speaking with MMA Junkie: "According to the UFC the issue is less about my performance (they offered to give me a recommendation) and more to do with an overloaded roster and not enough fights for us under contract," Camozzi wrote. "This has nothing to do with the recent merger."