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Ultimate Fighter 10 Cast: Kimbo Slice Is the Star, Watch James McSweeney

The UFC has officially released the names of the 16 heavyweights who will participate in Season 10 of The Ultimate Fighter, and, of course, Kimbo Slice is the star. But the guy I'm most curious about is James McSweeney.

McSweeney, in case you haven't heard of him, is a former professional kickboxer who trains with Greg Jackson at one of the world's best MMA gyms.

Rashad Evans talked about training with McSweeney before his fight with Lyoto Machida, Nate Marquardt talked about training with McSweeney before his fight with Wilson Gouveia, and I think just about every fighter who trains with Jackson I've ever interviewed has mentioned McSweeney as a great training partner. I'm very excited about seeing McSweeney in the Octagon.

Here's the full list of Ultimate Fighter 10 fighters, as released by the UFC on Friday:

# Zak Jensen – standout wrestler at Augsburg College
# Marcus Jones – former 1st round NFL draft pick who had a six-year career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
# Scott Junk – Division II All-American football player at Southwest Oklahoma State and fought in UFC 76
# James McSweeney – former international kickboxing and Muay Thai champion
# John Madsen – defeated Brock Lesnar in a high school wrestling match
# Matt Mitrione - played for New York Giants and Minnesota Vikings
# Roy Nelson – former IFL Heavyweight Champion
# Demico Rogers – high school football and wrestling star
# Brendan Schaub – played for Buffalo Bills and Arena Football's Utah Blaze
# Darrill Schoonover – decorated Army veteran
# Wes Shivers – former member of the Tennessee Titans and Atlanta Falcons
# Wes Sims - fought two heated battles with former UFC champ Frank Mir at UFC 43 and UFC 46
# Kimbo Slice – former EliteXC heavyweight contender and YouTube sensation
# Abe Wagner – played linebacker at Michigan Tech and has a degree in mechanical engineering
# Mike Wessel – UFC veteran and former strength and conditioning coach at University of Arkansas
# Justin Wren – All-American high school wrestler