SAN DIEGO, CA - APRIL 12: Mixed martial arts fighter Shane Carwin waves to the fans before throwing out the first pitch before a baseball game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on April 12, 2012 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
These are your coaches, ladies and gentlemen.
On one side, you have Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 10 Champion Roy Nelson, a "huge pain in the ass" who hates TRT and doesn't like it when people "call him fat because it hurts his feelings." Opposing him is "Bipolar" Shane Carwin, who thinks "Big Country" is a jester.
But not the "average guy" he makes himself out to be.
"The Engineer," who hopes to get himself back into the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight "mix," tells MMA Weekly that Nelson never held a "real job" and probably wouldn't know what it's like to be simply "average."
Those comments, after the jump.
"Roy’s a great fighter, don’t get me wrong, very talented, could he be more talented? I think so. If he took things more serious. I think the other tension is that I am this average guy and I’ve worked my ass off to get to where I’m at, and I started working when I was 15, my mom raised three boys on her own and we were very poor and I grew up working construction and concrete work, and threw boxes at the beef plant, I did everything just to try to survive. He plays this like he’s this average guy and honestly I don’t think the guy’s ever had a normal job."
UFC and FX Channel recently announced the full 32-man roster for season 16 of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF), which is set to debut with a two-hour premiere on Fri., Sept. 14, 2012.
The action gets underway at 9 p.m. ET on the FX Channel.
Season 16 will be televised every Friday night for 13 consecutive weeks and the eventual season winner will be crowned at the TUF 16 live finale on Sat., Dec. 15 on FX. In addition to the glass trophy, the champion also receives a "six-figure" contract with the UFC.
Will you be watching for the up-and-coming fighters, or the Carwin vs. Nelson feud?