In honor of the UFC’s 25th anniversary, the promotion is putting together a large collection of documentaries to honor the history of the company. One of those will revolve around Season 1 of “The Ultimate Fighter” reality series.
The majority of the cast from the debut season of the long-running competition, which began back in 2005, gathered in Las Vegas on Wednesday, and it’s quite the sight to behold.All the original “TUF 1” cast members and coaches aside from Josh Koscheck, Lodune Sincaid and Jason Thacker were part of the collection of names who gathered for the reunion. Retired middleweight and welterweight mainstay Mike Swick (15-6 MMA, 10-5 UFC) shared a side-by-side photo from then and now.Check it out (via Twitter): Of all the cast members, the only fighter who is still an active part of the UFC roster is Diego Sanchez (27-11 MMA, 16-11 UFC), who was the first winner to come out of the show. He’s not the only one still dabbling in combat sports, though.Chris Leben (22-11 MMA, 12-10 UFC), who retired from MMA following his final UFC fight in December 2013, is set to fight Phil Baroni in a bareknuckle boxing match later this year.Then of course there’s Chuck Liddell (21-8 MMA, 15-7 UFC), who was one of the coaches on “TUF 1” and is also slated to come out of retirement later this year for a trilogy fight against longtime rival Tito Ortiz.Check out a couple more social media posts that have popped up from the “TUF 1” reunion (via Instagram):
#TUF season 1 reunion featuring @forrestgriffin @kennyflorian @chrislebenmma @xcnatch @chuckliddell @mike_swick @diegonightmaresanchezufc @samehoger & more Sorry, but Koscheck was not able to attendA post shared by Stephan Bonnar (@stephanbonnar) on Aug 8, 2018 at 9:30pm PDT
#babyA post shared by Diego Sanchez (@diegonightmaresanchezufc) on Aug 8, 2018 at 8:31pm PDT
The Blue Corner is MMAjunkie’s blog space. We don’t take it overly seriously, and neither should you. If you come complaining to us that something you read here is not hard-hitting news, expect to have the previous sentence repeated in ALL CAPS.TUF 1 Reunion was last night shots were fired early but it turned out to be a great night it was awesome to see everybody! How time flysA post shared by Chris Leben (@chrislebenmma) on Aug 9, 2018 at 6:49am PDT