If you count all the international seasons, tonight’s debut of The Ultimate Fighter makes this the one thousandth season of the long-running reality show.

Ha. No. It just feels like that.

But TUF 27 does debut tonight, and with it comes two coaches who are way too nice to really generate any heat. Which sucks, because these coaches – heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic and light-heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier – are going to be facing each other in the cage, and a little heat wouldn’t hurt.


As for a hook, TUF 27 brings together a bunch of undefeated featherweight and lightweight fighters from all over the MMA minor leagues. And I recognize only one name – Mike Trizano, a little badass who trains out of the Tiger Schulmann camp. But whatever! It’s TUF! It could be interesting!

Are you going to tune in?