I've read inerviews from some of the "1 and done" members from the previous TUF seasons. They all said that there were about 5 guys that they already knew were going to be on the show. Most of them were guys already trainning in established camps (i.e. Team Quest, MFS, AKA, & America Top Team) and were pushed into the show by the trainners or teammates. And they're reputations were made very clear by the producers and coaches. Most of the other cast members showed up cold w/ tapes of previous fights or a resume showing a win against someone that someone had heard of.
The disappointing part is the "push" the established guys get. Ed Herman got all the love on his season. Mike Whitehead was pushed hard on his season. Its sad that they do this considering that every season has had an "unknown" go to the finals. (i.e. Cummo, Evans, Griffin)
The way that it looks this season is that its alot more tilted than before. With guys like Louzon, Manny, Diaz, (Gabe) vs. nobodies like Corey, Weems, & Wang.
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