The third season of The Ultimate Fighter took place between April and June all the way back in the year two thousand and six. Pluto had just been stripped of its planet status. Nintendo released a little machine it called the Wii. And Pirates of the Caribbean 2 was teaching us all how to laugh again.
Truly, we thought we'd all live forever. And as TUF viewers, we had the highest of high hopes for the third incarnation of the game-changing reality program. Matt Hamill was, quite simply, the greatest story in the history of mixed martial arts. And maybe Planet Earth (sorry, Pluto).
And his teammate, a young man by the name of Kendall Grove, appeared poised to take over the middleweight division for years to come. Welcome to the Grove Era, we all said.
Seven long years later, where do they stand? And not just Hamill or Grove, but the whole gang? Here's a rundown of the current whereabouts of all of those 16 fighters who captured our hearts that spring, from Bisping to Starnes and everyone in between. Hope you're ready for a nostalgia blast.
Fighters are ranked in order from the least impressive performance on the show and in their subsequent fight careers to most.