The UFC is bringing their hit reality TV show, The Ultimate Fighter, to Europe later this year.
The UFC’s Senior Vice-President, Dave Allen, revealed the news today in an interview with The Sun. Allen, who comes from Dublin, is also the company’s General Manager for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, and claims the try-outs will be happening this summer, with filming beginning at the end of the year.
The company are already working on a deal for the rights to the show, so it can be broadcast over here at reasonable time, saving us all the sleepless nights when staying up to support Cathal Pendred, Aisling Daly, and Chris Fields.
The weightclasses have yet to be announced, and the same goes for the coaches, although we have a funny feeling who the company, the fans, and just about everyone in the world would like to get in.
Unfortunately, there’s nobody currently in Conor McGregor’s weight division that would warrant the coaches bout at the end of the season, so we won’t get our hopes up. But seeing as most seasons of TUF shot outside of America have been battles between nations, we have our fingers crossed for a series of our lads going up against some British fighters.
Source: The Sun