BOOM! If you’ve been paying attention to our Prospect Watch articles, you know we’ve been featuring some flyweights lately and now look, The Ultimate Fighter season 24 will be in search of the UFC’s next 125-pound title contender. Sixteen flyweight mixed martial artists will compete for a shot at the title currently held by reigning champ Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson in December. Johnson faces Henry Cejudo in a title defense later this month first.
So if you win you’ll be facing an Olympic gold medalist or the fastest guy we’ve ever seen.
Are you that guy? Do you wanna be that guy?
Then here’s what you need to do. Tryouts are being held on Monday, April 25 at Palace Station in Las Vegas. You want to be at that. Get a bus ticket, hitch a ride, use the bike ride to get there as part of your training. Whatever you have to do to make your vision a reality. Do that.
TUF 24 tryouts are open to all competitors between the ages of 21-34 and with at least three pro MMA fights and a winning record. Filming will begin in June and premiere on FS1 on Wednesday, Aug. 31.
Here’s the application link: http://www.ufc.com/TUF24. Those trying out will be required to grapple and hit pads and should bring appropriate gear. All questions can be directed to TUFcasting@ufc.com.