This is off topic for me but I have been a huge fan of the Ultimate Fighter since the very beginning and have been a fan of Mixed Martial Arts for a long time. The Ultimate Fight Night overall was pretty good and Nate Diaz and Clay Guida continue to be impressive. Was a little bit surprised that Mac Danzig seemed to be overwhelmed but Guida holds such a pace for the entire fight that very few fighters can match him. Clay's fight with Roger Huerta last year was easily one of my favorite matches in a long time.
I thought it was kind of odd that they were pushing Clay Guida's and Rashad Evans brothers as being these huge threats yet neither one was able to make it into the house. I don't get how you know that the opportunity of a life time is coming up yet fail to prepare properly for it such as being within a reasonable distance to your fighting weight as it was no secret that once again the fighters had to fight their way onto the show I really do not know what the guy was thinking.
The Ultimate Fighter is about half way through the preliminary fights so it is difficult to say who is going to be the stand out but it is pretty easy to see the house will be full of a number of colorful personalities to make for an interesting season. It is also going to be fun watching the different approaches of the coaches but one thing is for sure all of the contenders will definitely reach a new level with the two hall of famer coaches in Nogueira and Mir.
I am still a bit shocked of the sudden death of Evan Tanner and the MMA world lost one of its most beloved characters. The UFC has a good article on some of Tanner's best bouts ( link ). Rest in peace Evan.