The Ultimate Fighter: Team Bisping vs. Team Miller (TUF 14) premieres Wednesday, Sept. 21, on Spike TV. ProMMAnow.com (www.prommanow.com) is proud to announce the TUF 14 cast member that will be blogging for us is featherweight Steven Siler (18-9).
Siler, 24, turned pro in 2005. He is part of the PIT Elevated team out of Orem, Utah, and trains alongside TUF 11 winner Court McGee, TUF 13 finalist Ramsey Nijem and Clay Harvison, who was also on The Ultimate Fighter 13.
Being from a gym that houses an Ultimate Fighter winner and other TUF veterans has its advantages. “They all prepared me mentally for it,” said Siler. “I knew it was going to be hell going inside the house. They all told me how bad it was inside the house.”
While Steven can not yet reveal which team he will be on, he definitely had a preference coming into the house. ”I wanted Coach Mayhem when I got there,” said Siler. “Another one of my buddies was on season nine which was against Team U.K. vs. Team USA and he got into it with Bisping quite a bit and that already got me not liking Bisping, just making me think he’s a dick and I just didn’t like him. So I definitely preferred Mayhem.”
Steven said being part of The Ultimate Fighter was literally a dream come true for him. And while he could not reveal too many details at this point, he did give us an idea of what to expect this season.
“Every fight was good,” he said. “There was definitely a lot of drama inside the house. People nagging at each other, bitching at each other and going at it. I think this is going to be the best season by far. We have the best fighters, we have drama, it’s just a complete season right here.”
So do not forget, the fourteenth season of The Ultimate Fighter premieres Wednesday night on Spike TV at 9 p.m. Following each week’s episode, Steven’s blog will be posted exclusively on ProMMAnow.com, as he gives his insider’s perspective on the episode and maybe reveals some things that never made it to air.
Follow Steven on Twitter @Stevesiler.