Tim Gorman will in fact get another chance to make a run in the UFC.
Gorman, a contestant on the most recent season of "The Ultimate Fighter," was forced to leave the show early on after suffering a hamstring injury. However, UFC president Dana White said Gorman would get a shot to fight in the UFC when he healed up, and White has stayed true to his word.
According to sources in the know, Gorman will meet fellow bantamweight Mitch Gagnon at the "TUF Nations" Finale in April. Although not officially announced by the promotion, the event has been rumored to take place April 16 in Quebec City.
FOXSports.com first reported the matchup.
"The kid's a nutball, he's a lunatic," White said about Gorman on a FOXSports Google Hangout late last year. "I like that, that's not a bad thing. He wanted to continue to fight. I respect that. He'll get another shot in the UFC. We'll give him a shot."
Gorman made headlines early on TUF 18 when he claimed to have never heard of Miesha Tate, his coach on the show. He later challenged Tate's boyfriend, Bryan Caraway, with the stipulation that if he won, he would get a chance to date Tate. Both Caraway and Tate never took the bait.
Gorman (8-2) won three fights in a row heading into TUF 18. He then defeated Lee Sandmeier via first-round TKO to gain entry into the TUF 18 house before withdrawing from the show due to the injury.
"[The injury] scared the s--t out of me. It tore three times leading up to the (elimination) fight," Gorman said on "The MMA Hour."
"The final time, about four or five days out from the actual fight, it tore all the way off and that's one that was really, really bad, where it bruised up all the way and started bleeding all over the place. It was really discouraging.
"I just kept it covered it up," he continued. "I hate to say it, I hope I don't get in trouble for this, but when the doctors and stuff asked if I had any injuries, I said no. I said that I didn't have any preexisting injuries. They took my word for it."
Gagnon (10-2), a native of Ontario, Canada, has won his last two fights in a row. He most recently won the Submission of the Night award at UFC 165 for his first-round guillotine choke win against Dustin Kimura.