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As the first 135-pound champion in UFC history, Dominick Cruz is an established star in the sport, far removed from those days when he wondered where the next paycheck was coming from or whether this dream of making prizefighting his career was going to pan out. That doesn't mean he's forgotten what it means to struggle though, and it's that ability to put himself back in that mindset that made him the perfect choice to coach alongside his longtime rival Urijah Faber on the new season of The Ultimate Fighter, which premieres this Friday night on FX.
"Fortunately, you never forget how that feels," said the bantamweight boss. "When you forget how that feels, you kinda lose yourself and you change into somebody else. So I make it a point to never forget to be that person, and I definitely know how it feels, and that's why I make it a big focus that these guys are gonna get a hundred percent of me. A lot of these guys put it all on the line and they'v...
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The new season of the Ultimate Fighter Live on FX debuts tonight. The season will feature Coaches Urijah Faber and Dominick Cruz who will compete in a title fight for Cruz’ 135lbs. UFC title on JUly 7th at UFC 148. The new season kicks off tonight at 9pm on FX and will mark the first [...]
The Ultimate Fighter Live premieres March 9 at 9pm on FX
"Embrace the War"
16 victorious lightweights move into the house and begin their quest for a six-figure UFC contract. After coaches Urijah Faber and Dominick Cruz select their teams, training begins. One fighter receives sad news from home, and must decide whether or not to remain in the competition....
For the first time in The Ultimate Fighter’s 15-season run, the reality show features live elimination bouts. The festivities kicked off Friday when 32 lightweights battled to earn a bed in the TUF house.
Of last night’s 16 scraps, five ended via submission, three by some form of knockout and eight went to the judges’ scorecards. Each fight consisted of a single, five-minute...
FX makes their official entrance into the mixed martial arts reality world tonight at 9PM ET/PT. “The Ultimate Fighter: Live” kicks off with a special two-and-a-half-hour premiere.
There will be 16 live fights featured in Friday’s debut episode, with the winners earning a bed in the TUF house.
The show will then air on every Friday for the next 12 weeks at 10PM ET/PT. A lightweight...
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, and the entrance into The Ultimate Fighter house starts by winning your first scrap. “The Ultimate Fighter: Live” premieres tonight on FX at 9PM ET/6PM PT (satellite).
In Friday’s live special two-and-a-half-hour debut, 32 lightweights will battle to earn a bed inside the infamous TUF crib. The tournament winner will...