The Ultimate Fighter One Cast Update

Travis AtkinsonContributor IFebruary 7, 2009

It has been four years since Dana White found the key to saving the UFC from bankruptcy.  Since that April night in 2005 eight of the 16 contestants are still signed with the UFC.


Forrest Griffin

Since winning the show, Forrest has had his ups and downs in the UFC, going 6-3.

Forrest posted back-to-back wins over then-No. 1 ranked fighters Mauricio Rua and Quinton Jackson, winning the title in the process.

Forrest just recently lost the title to Rashad Evans in December.


Stephan Bonnar

The always-popular Stephan Bonnar lost a split decision to Griffin at the show's finale, however was granted a contract due to the valiant effort he put forth.

He has not done well inside the octagon, going 5-4. He recently lost a unanimous decision to Jon Jones in January.


Diego Sanchez

Diego continued his undefeated streak, winning the show by beating Kenny Florian, through 2006.

Sanchez's 2007 was a huge speed bump in his career as he dropped decisions to Josh Koscheck and Jon Fitch. Now back on the winning track, he looks to make his-155 pound debut against Joe Stevenson in February.


Kenny Florian

After losing to Sanchez at the finale, he went on to earn a shot at the vacant title against Sean Sherk at UFC 64 in which he lost via unanimous decision.

Now on a six-fight win streak, he is the current No. 1 contender to BJ Penn's lightweight title.


Chris Leben

Season One's most controversial character was on top of his game and scheduled to fight Anderson Silva for a shot at the belt. Only 49 seconds later he laid unconscious on the mat.

Since then he has gone 2-3, recently losing a unanimous decision to Michael Bisping.


Josh Koscheck

After losing his semi-final fight to Diego Sanchez, he dropped to the welterweight division. He is now one of the most beloved fighters in the UFC.

Koscheck has a record of 10-3 in the octagon, most recently knocking out Yoshiyuki Yoshida. He is scheduled to fight Paulo Thiago in February.


Mike Swick

Mike "Quick" Swick is known for his speed and fast knockouts. Starting at the finale, he has had three knockouts in under a minute.

He only has one loss in the UFC to Yushin Okami, and has since dropped to the welterweight division.


Nate Quarry

Nate suffered an injury and was unable to continue in the competition.

Nate showed his toughness by knocking out Lodune Sincaid, Shonie Carter, and Pete Sell winning himself a shot at the belt in which he was knocked out. He recently lost to Damien Maia in November