The Ultimate Fighter has dedicated 14 seasons to the development of an always-changing cast of pro MMA fighters looking to sign under contract to the UFC, and with The Ultimate Fighter 14 in the books as of Dec. 3, the show has featured a little bit of something for everyone.
They've had determined family men, instigators, former UFC standouts, loose cannons, guys who were on the show just to show their face to the world, straight-up wacky SOBs, and Kimbo Slice.
There have also been guys with wicked Afros, all-UK teams against all-US fighter casts, a man who went on to say a few crazy things (and a few porn stars), and even a lovable little "Death Leprechaun" named John Dodson who hopefully returns to Flyweight, but there's one thing that TUF has not had, and that's a season that featured up to 16 of the best from one country outside of the US.
Alas, UFC 142 co-headliner Vitor Belfort and MMA legend Wanderlei Silva will coach two such teams when The Ultimate Fighter's 16th season hits the spiritual birthing grounds of the sport, and let this guy tell you all that a trip to Brazil is a smooth move.
Well, I have about seven good reasons why this idea is actually quite brilliant, so stick with me on this, won't you please, MMA world?