How much a part of this sport has SpikeTV's hit reality show The Ultimate Fighter become?
Following Urijah Faber's successful UFC debut last weekend, there was as much talk about him possibly coaching on season 14 of the show as there was about him getting a title shot against Dominick Cruz, and season 13 hasn't even begun yet.
Season 13 will feature only 14 welterweights with former heavyweight champion, Brock Lesnar, and current No. 1 heavyweight contender, Junior Dos Santos, at the helm. The two coaches will meet at UFC 131 in June.
Though some critics will complain that the show's format has gotten a bit stale over the last few seasons, there is no denying the number of contenders the show has brought to the public's attention. There have even been a few champions to emerge, as well.
If you're new to the show and want to play catchup, I have ranked each of the previous TUF seasons depending on its entertainment and the talent-level of the field.