Prince Mclean a Cast Member on “The Ultimate Fighter 7″
Posted by MMA Junkie on January 28, 2008 at 6:00 am ET
Prince McleanPrince Mclean (4-5 MMA, 0-0 UFC), an Ohio-based middleweight who’s suffered his fair share of bad luck lately, has finally received some good fortune: he’s been chosen as a cast member for “The Ultimate Fighter 7.“
Sources close to the fighter recently told MMAjunkie.com (UFC News & Rumors - MMA News - UFC Fighters - UFC Event Recaps and Previews - MMAjunkie.com
) about the selection.
“The Ultimate Fighter 7,” which debuts April 2 on Spike TV, features UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson and season-one winner Forrest Griffin as coaches. Sixteen middleweight fighters vie for a UFC contract in a tournament-style competition. The show began taping today in Las Vegas.
Mclean will surely be one of the most scrutinized selections for the show, thanks to his 4-5 career record. Things started off well enough as the fighter posted four consecutive knockout victories — three of them in less than two minutes each. However, Mclean’s since loss five straight, but two of those losses resulted from shoulder injuries — including a dislocated shoulder in his most recent fight — that rendered him unable to continue.
Although all his victories have come via knockout, Mclean is quite comfortable on the ground. In high school, he was a two-time state qualifier in wrestling. Additionally, he trains at Team Jorge Gurgel, one of the country’s top Brazilian Jiu Jitsu schools. The Cincinnati-based team is home to Rich Franklin, Marcus Davis, Dustin Hazelett, Gurgel and other UFC fighters.
Mclean will join fellow Team Gurgel fighter Luke Zachrich (7-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) on the show. As MMAjunkie.com previously reported, Zachrdige was also chosen for the cast, as were former UFC fighter Steve Byrnes (6-1 MMA, 0-1
UFC) (6-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) and C.B. Dollaway (6-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC).
For the latest news about “The Ultimate Fighter 7,” including the latest list of rumored cast members, check out the UFC Rumors section of MMAjunkie.com.