It's not a UFC fight week, but there's still a ton to talk about in the world of MMA prospects and MMA development. T.P. Grant isn't here with us this week, and frankly we're worried that his grappling addiction may have finally caught up with him. If any of you all have seen him lately, tell him that we miss him and we love him and we just want him to come home...
Otherwise, we're talking about the prospect performances of UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. LaFlare, Christos Giagos and Fredy Serrano looked great, Gilbert Burns overcame a brief bout of humanity, and Andre Fili and Tony Martin are still battling past demons. Pat and I also took it upon ourselves to break down the two upcoming seasons of the Ultimate Fighter. We're really looking forward to seeing what Kamaru Usman, Carrington Banks, Uros Jurisic, and Michael Graves can do. On the Brazilian TUF side, Nikolas Motta, Raush Manfio, Leandro Higo, Matheus Mattos are our big favorites to do well and possibly win the whole thing. We also had a few fighters to watch on this week's Bellator and WSOF cards, so check it out.
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