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11/24/12 6:41 PM
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"They asked me to be on the show as an athlete, and I passed on the chance. It was on a different network at that time, but an executive at that office invited me on as an athlete. Then I loved the show" Sonnen said.
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"I tried out for 'The Ultimate Fighter' back when I was 20 years old, I remember making it through the first round and then approaching a table to grapple for the second round and having Dana – I think himself, I remember him being at the table – saying, 'Man, you're too young. You're 20 years old, and you have to be 21 to apply for this show, but we're going to let you roll anyways. But you can't go much further than this.' I was like, 'Alright.' I was rolling and having a great time, and that was it. That was the end of the scenario." Jones said.

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11/24/12 6:48 PM
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Interdasting..... Phone Post
11/24/12 6:49 PM
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I vaguely recall an interview where Jones said he learned some stuff from YouTube when he was starting. You look where he is at now and it sounds 10x's crazier. Phone Post
11/24/12 6:51 PM
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so he would have been on the nog/mir season? bader, vinnie, bones, lawlor, krzysztof, elliot marshall, kingsbury. damn that would have been one of the best seasons IMO
11/24/12 6:54 PM
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irishman84 - no shit. Nice thread OP. What interview is that from?

Looks like him and Sonnen both talked to MMAJunkie recently.

11/24/12 6:55 PM
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the 21 age limit is because of the alcohol they abuse on the show lol


Yeah that def is the reason.

Crazy they could have missed out on signing the potential GOAT because of 1 year age limit.
11/24/12 6:58 PM
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Frankie Edgar was also rejected from TUF, not sure what the reasoning behind that was though. Phone Post
11/24/12 7:00 PM
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Tyron Woodley got rejected from TUF 9: USA vs UK

11/24/12 7:03 PM
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Which season did Jones try out for?

11/24/12 7:09 PM
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Tyron Woodley got rejected from TUF 9: USA vs UK

I'm sure his mama gave the execs an earful for that one Phone Post
11/24/12 7:14 PM
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Which season did Jones try out for?


TUF 8 (Nog vs Mir)

11/24/12 7:18 PM
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Ben Henderson also was rejected. Phone Post
11/24/12 7:43 PM
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FedorFTW -  Ben Henderson also was rejected. Phone Post

Ben Henderson TUF Audition

11/24/12 8:14 PM
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It's not as if they rejected him because they weren't impressed by him.

It's weird because there is a fighter on The Smashes right now, Patrick Iodice, who is 19... Phone Post
11/24/12 8:19 PM
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UGCTT_Fraser_Finlay -  It's not as if they rejected him because they weren't impressed by him.

It's weird because there is a fighter on The Smashes right now, Patrick Iodice, who is 19... Phone Post

where is it filmed? perhaps rules change based on drinking age
11/24/12 8:19 PM
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UGCTT_Fraser_Finlay - It's not as if they rejected him because they weren't impressed by him.

It's weird because there is a fighter on The Smashes right now, Patrick Iodice, who is 19... Phone Post
The drinking age over there probably allows for him to drink if he wanted. Phone Post
11/24/12 8:20 PM
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Good info Phone Post
11/24/12 8:22 PM
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So Tyrone Woodley and Ben Henderson were rejected for the USA vs UK season? Gee, I wonder why… Phone Post
11/24/12 8:48 PM
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So at least 3 world champions were reject from tuf. That's the same amount of people from tuf that have been world champions. Phone Post
11/24/12 8:59 PM
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HeHitsMeBecauseHeLovesMe -  So at least 3 world champions were reject from tuf. That's the same amount of people from tuf that have been world champions. Phone Post

Fuck quality fighters. Viewers want semi-phychopathic imbeciles with pink mohawks.

11/24/12 9:23 PM
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HeHitsMeBecauseHeLovesMe -  So at least 3 world champions were reject from tuf. That's the same amount of people from tuf that have been world champions. Phone Post

Fuck quality fighters. Viewers want semi-phychopathic imbeciles with pink mohawks.


viewers don't want that shit. tv execs think we do.
11/24/12 9:26 PM
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HeHitsMeBecauseHeLovesMe -  So at least 3 world champions were reject from tuf. That's the same amount of people from tuf that have been world champions. Phone Post

Fuck quality fighters. Viewers want semi-phychopathic imbeciles with pink mohawks.


They didn't look tough enough
11/24/12 9:30 PM
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It really makes you wonder if TUF would have made Jones even better than he is now or if it would have been bad for his career.

Around the time of TUF 8, I don't think Jones had met Jackson and really reached his full potential. He may have lost to one of the tough fighters on that season like Vinny, Bader, or Lawlor. Just think of how a loss like that would have impacted the rest of his career.

He may have won that season of TUF but I'm sure that their would be some weaknesses exposed in his game that would have been exploited in latter fights because right now, nobody has the blue-print to beat JBJ


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