UFC Quick Quote: TUF 18 is emotional and professional, not sexual

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

If you were hoping that contestants on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 18 were getting "Rowdy" during filming, coach Ronda Rousey infers that you could be disappointed.

"The talent is great. I'm really impressed with the kind of people that we saw on the show this season for the girls and the guys. All of the fights have been really exciting. Really, it has exceeded my expectations. Surprisingly, it is much more professional than you would have thought. I wouldn't say it's an overly sexual season, but I think it's a much more emotional one. So far, it's tiring, and it's every day. It's been a very exciting season, but it has also been very taxing on everybody. So I think we're all going to be very happy to get home, but I'm sure all the fans will be very happy with the result."

Bad news for all you horndogs hoping for lesbian hook-ups or scandalous panty raids. Season 18 of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) is more about emotions than sex, despite the combat sports reality show's first-ever co-ed season. That means mixed martial arts (MMA) fans can look forward to a "professional" offering under the tutelage of female bantamweight coaches and bitter rivals Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate. "Rowdy" told fans during a recent Metro PCS fan Q&A (via MMA Weekly) that her experience was "taxing" -- but also rewarding -- as she gears up for a championship title defense against "Cupcake" in December (details here). There has been a lot of buzz surrounding this upcoming season, as well as their rematch, but will you be tuning in? Cat Zingano will, as she's likely slated to face the winner.

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