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.

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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?