TUF 16 fighters discuss life in the house
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THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER® FRIDAYS FLASH QUOTES
THOUGHTS ON LIFE IN THE TUF™ HOUSE
Las Vegas, Nevada (Sept. 20, 2012) – Have you ever wondered what life was like in The Ultimate Fighter® house? Wondered what it’s like to be one of 16 guys, with no contact with the outside world, sleeping in twin beds, training twice daily and competing with your housemates to reach the same dream? Well, we followed up with the cast of The Ultimate Fighter® Fridays, which airs Friday nights at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX, to get their thoughts on life in the TUF™ house after week one. Here’s what they had to say:
Sam Alvey (@Smilensam)
“Week one of the TUF house was a lot like when Luke first met Yoda; excited to learn but really looking past that to becoming the TUF Fridays champ.”
Bristol Marunde (@bristolmarunde)
“I went from owning my own business, a big house, a king size bed to a bunk-bed and a house full of crazy fighters. I'm back in college!!!!"
Mike Ricci (@MikeyRicci)
“The first week was ‘tuf’ adjusting to the new location and schedule but things got easier from then on.”
Neil Magny (@neilmagny)
“The first week living in the TUF house was great. I was so happy that I was able to make it this far, after being turned away so many times before. Making it into the house was the biggest accomplishment I had in my MMA career yet. I also thought the house was amazing. For the first time in my life I had a hot tub/pool in my backyard and everything I could possibly want in the kitchen.”
James Chaney (@jameschaneymma)
“When initially going into the TUF house everybody was overjoyed. Flying high on our fresh victories, it was a rush picking the beds and raiding the massive fridge and pantry, the reality setting in that we had really made it, we were really there! The house itself was so massive! I constantly found myself discovering bizarre new things: Greek statues, koi ponds, samurai statues, and all sorts of bizarre locked rooms. I'm reasonably sure somewhere within that property is a path to Narnia or Hogwarts or something. For most, the joy of victory and the luster of the house was dulled within the week as fight picks loomed and the seriousness of our circumstances was realized.”
Eddy Ellis (@fasteddyellis)
“My feelings about the first week of The Ultimate Fighter house were mixed, the first part of the week I was just excited to be there. By the end of the first week I thought WHAT DID I GET MYSELF IN TO? Five and half more weeks in that place was a LONG-time away!”
Igor Araujo (@igoraraujojj)
“The war has started, amazing room, amazing house, 15 more crazy guys who want to see my head on the ground. I am sleeping in the same room as James Chaney and Julian Lane, will I survive in this adventure?”