250 fighters tried out for The Ultimate Fighter 10 on Monday in Seattle in hopes of landing one of the slots on the upcoming season of the UFC reality series, which will begin taping this summer for a fall debut.
Middleweight, light heavyweight, and heavyweight fighters with professional experience were encouraged to attend the tryouts, which were observed by UFC President Dana White, executive producer Craig Piligian, co-executive producer Andrea Richter, and Spike TV’s senior vice president of sports and specials Brian Diamond.
Last year, 900 fighters tried out in Chicago for The Ultimate Fighter 9: US vs. UK.
Among those trying out for the tenth season were former NFL players Marcus Jones (4-2), Rex Richards (8-1), and Herbert Goodman (9-6).
Another potential cast member for The Ultimate Fighter 10 is former professional wrestler and heavyweight prospect Bobby Lashley (2-0), who announced last week on ESPN’s MMA Live that he’d be willing to compete on the show.