"The first season was the first time reality television was integrated with such an exciting and intense growing sport, and it came together in the most beautiful and poetic way possible with the finals ... The estimations were that there were as many as eight million people watching this fight. That’s unfathomable! People are at home, and they were calling their friends up, and they’re like, ‘Dude! You’ve gotta watch this. There is a crazy fight going on and these two white guys are beating the (expletive) out of each other!’ And that was the birth of modern mixed martial arts. That was the fight that put it on the map."
With The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 15 set to debut tonight (March 9, 2012) LIVE on the FX Channel, UFC color commentator Joe Rogan "Riffs" on some of the greatest moments in TUF history, including the epic finale from season one featuring Forrest Griffin vs. Stephan Bonnar. What's your favorite moment from the combat sports reality show? Get up to speed on tonight's TUF 15 debut right here.