Report: The Ultimate Fighter 17 Will Air on Wednesday Says Jon Jones' Manager

Matthew Roth@mattroth512Featured ColumnistNovember 14, 2012

UFC 153 will take place this weekend in Montreal and the Fight Network's John Pollock caught up with Carlos Condit's manager Malki Kawa to talk about the main event. 

The first half of the interview focuses entirely on Condit's fight with Georges St-Pierre and the struggles Kawa faced in terms of scheduling training and appearances around the UFC's schedule. As this is one of the biggest UFC fights of the year, Zuffa has given it the "Primetime" treatment. 

Kawa's answers were fairly straight forward. He didn't speak ill of St-Pierre. He just spoke about everything he's had to deal with for Condit. 

The conversation quickly changed to the Ultimate Fighter when Pollock asked Kawa what benefit he saw in having Jon Jones coach the 17th season of the Ultimate Fighter. Jones is one of the biggest stars in the promotion and doesn't really need the TUF build. 

Kawa let it slip that the show will be moving from Fridays to a much more friendly time of Wednesday nights. The show is currently being filmed in Las Vegas with Chael Sonnen and Jones as the head coaches. 

The Wednesday night slot will help improve what have been absolutely abysmal ratings for the current season which airs on Friday nights. 

Kawa also explains why it was a good business move for Jones, stating that fans will be able to see him as a coach and that will be a new dynamic.