Bollinger discusses being cut from TUF


On last night's episode of the The Ultimate Fighter, Season 18, bantamweight fighter Cody Bollinger was kicked off the show by Dana White for failing to make weight. In his latest blog, Bollinger discussed his side and how it has affected his life:

I missed weight and have zero excuses about it, I didn’t adjust well enough to the situation I was put in and paid for that tremendously.  A small piece of advice to those chasing your Ultimate Fighter dream, prepare your mind and body, the show is not a joke.  You have 8-9 weeks and you will have to make a lot of weight cuts.  If you are doing a show at 135 make sure you come in around 135.

I knew from the beginning it was going to be an extremely hard weight cut both mentally and physically and it would push me to my limits but I would like everyone to put yourself in my shoes. If you had what was the chance of a lifetime in your MMA career and the opportunity to be a cast member on The Ultimate Fighter, wouldn’t you take a shot for your dream even if you knew there was a chance you’d have weight problems? I took a chance, paid for the mistake and in the end I would do it over again but with some major changes.

I have no hard feelings about the things said about me, I would have said stuff too had it not been my dream ending.  I understand where they were coming from.  All I can do is live and learn.  When Dana White told me to walk out those doors with the cameras rolling, that was as real as it gets. My run on The Ultimate Fighter 18 had come to an end and my MMA career seemed to have hit a speed bump.

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Reed Rothchild site profile image  

11/1/13 2:59 PM by Reed Rothchild

I feel sorry for the guy, but he should've made weight.. Get tired of Dana belittling fighters... Do you train bro

Mike_in_CA site profile image  

11/1/13 12:46 PM by Mike_in_CA

Shit he was one of the last ones to fight he had plenty of time to get his weight on track

Atkinson site profile image  

11/1/13 12:32 PM by Atkinson


omega 2013 site profile image  

11/1/13 12:29 PM by omega 2013

Those cuts on consecutive weeks are killers. You have to regulate your weight through diet if your going to cut that way. If you don't have experience doing it, you're doomed.

BackOffWarchild site profile image  

11/1/13 12:07 PM by BackOffWarchild

One of the fighters mentioned he drank some water during an ice bath, which definitely put an end to cutting efforts. He had already given up that point.

Phil999 site profile image  

11/1/13 11:52 AM by Phil999

He wouldn't have made it anyways so why keep endangering your health? They said he was no longer sweating.But, it does sound like he secretly drank some fluids as it was suggested his weight went up .5 pound at some point.

sws33 site profile image  

11/1/13 11:10 AM by sws33

Here's Cody's weekly interview. He goes into pretty good detail about the incident.

FETT_ Cains._Burrito_In_My_BrownEye site profile image  

11/1/13 9:39 AM by FETT_ Cains._Burrito_In_My_BrownEye

Those traveling businessmen are cut off from ALL communication too right????Oh wait...

jTheHybridwolff site profile image  

11/1/13 9:37 AM by jTheHybridwolff


jTheHybridwolff site profile image  

11/1/13 9:32 AM by jTheHybridwolff

Way to go he got himself a 6fig quitter contract in the bush leagues .SmfhI'm sure their was a guy who would have killed for that quitters spot .Its a shame it was wasted on Cody he was able to be on tv bunch of free ufc merchandise free top notch training with some great coaches it's a shame