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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