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TUF: The impact it has made on the UFC.

Some seasons of TUF are obviously more impactful than others, but there have only been a few seasons where we only see 1 or 2 decent fighters. Say what you will, but TUF does produce solid talent. The first season of TUF was obviously the make it or break it deal, and I'd say it hit a grand slam.

I noticed(long ago) that MMA fans are some of the most hypocritical assessors of any sport. It's quite amusing to hear statements made like,

"these TUF guys never pan out. you get one decent fighter for every few seasons it seems."

Here are best fighters that came from each season.

TUF 1: Forrest Griffin, Stephan Bonnar, Josh Koscheck, Diego Sanchez, Kenny Florian, Chris Leben, Mike Swick, Nate Quarry

TUF 2: Rashad Evans, Joe Stevenson, Josh Burkman, Marcus Davis, Melvin Guillard, Kieth Jardine

TUF 3: Matt Hamill, Michael Bisping, Ed Herman

TUF 4: Matt Serra, Chris Lytle, Patrick Cote, Travis Lutter, Jorge Rivera, Pete Sell, Din Thomas

TUF 5: Gray Maynard, Nate Diaz, Joe Lauzon, Matt Wiman, Cole Miller, Manny Gamburyan

TUF 6: George Sotiropoulos, Mac Danzig

TUF 7: Matt Brown, Amir Sadollah, Matthew Riddle

TUF 8: Ryan Bader, Tom Lawlor, Krysztof Soszynski, Vinny Magalhaes, George Roop

TUF 9: Ross Pearson, DeMarques Johnson

TUF 10: Roy Nelson, Matt Mitrione, Brendan Schaub

TUF 11: Seth Baczynski, Chris Camozzi, Court McGee, Nick Ring, Brad Tavares

TUF 12: Michael Johnson, Nam Phan, Jonathan Brookins

TUF 13: Tony Ferguson, Ramsey Nijem

TUF 14: Diego Brandão, T.J. Dillashaw, John Dodson, Steven Siler, Johnny Bedford, Dennis Bermudez, Akira Corassani, Marcus Brimage, Louis Gaudinot

TUF 15: James Vick, Michael Chiesa, Andy Ogle

TUF 16: Colton Smith, Mike Ricci

TUF 17: Kelvin Gastelum, Uriah Hall, Josh Samman



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