Six-weeks into The Ultimate Fighter: Undefeated, the UFC’s recent reality show hunt for shiny, new prospects, the same cookie-cutter format—one used for nearly thirty seasons—has been followed: excessive drama amongst contestants, tear-jerking vignettes, one team pit against another, and fists flying to close each episode.
Since the premier of TUF: Undefeated on April 18, 2018, norcalmixedmartialarts.com has had the pleasure of recapping each episode with the top seed Tyler Diamond (9-0) on the @norcalfightmma Podcast. Although several segments spiced some discussion with excitement, the overall flavor of things to this point, according to Diamond, has been: vanilla—especially in comparison with what’s to come over the weeks ahead. During Episode 162 of the @norcalfightmma Podcast (link here), Team Alpha Male’s featherweight standout prepared listeners for the windy road ahead:
“There’s going to be a lot of twists and turns that are going to start happening throughout the season now. It’s going to get super, super interesting. Things have been pretty normal to this point, and a lot of things that no one could ever even guess are about to happen.”
Sworn to secrecy about every dazzling detail, Diamond unearthed enough information to pique interest in discovering how TUF 27’s plot thickens on FOX Sports 1:
“Next week and and every week thereafter, I think I’m allowed to say: things start shaking up in the competition.”