Will ”The Ultimate Fighter” Produce another Ronda Rousey?
- Updated: September 3, 2014
Even though The Ultimate Fighter 20” (TUF) has not aired, many people are expecting great things for the female competitors. Thanks to the Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC) president, Dana White, the bar has been raised even higher.
After UFC 177, White spoke to the media to express her excitement for the upcoming season of TUF. She made it clear how much she loved the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter, saying it will be even better than the season before. She went on to say that while the reality of the show is great, the fights are beyond awesome and to her, that is all that really matters.
White stated that not only will everyone will be happy but blown away, especially with someone like Ronda Rousey on the show. White’s excitement is hard to hide but with incredibly strong candidates all vying to become a star in UFC, it is easy to understand why.
One of the most popular or in some viewer’s eyes notorious women competitors in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is Felice Herrig. She has an uncanny ability to use her good looks along with bubbly personality to create a huge buzz even with an overall record of 9-5.
A dislike for Herrig is obvious when Bloody Elbow Anton Tabuenaan reported some type of incident on the very first day of filming. While no one is certain what the “incident” was, there is speculation that it somehow involved Herrig.
In addition to Herrig, many other talented women will compete on this season. Coming in with the Invicta FC strawweight title is Carly Esparza and there is Tecia Torres, who claims victory over other TUF 20 competitors.
No matter the higher level of talent that will be displayed by the women of TUF 20, there will be definite challenges in trying to become the next Ronda Rousey who as the current UFC women’s bantamweight champion has enjoyed her success but also racked up several honors elsewhere.
The Ultimate Fighter 20 is scheduled to debut on Wednesday, September 10 at 10:00 p.m. EST. This year, former Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez and champion Anthony Pettis will serve as coaches and have the privilege of crowning the first UFC women’s strawweight champion in history.