News broke out today that The Ultimate Fighter 20, featuring Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez coaching a slew of new 115lb women battling it out to become the UFC's inaugural strawweight champ will also feature another unique twist.
Similar to the popular reality show "The Bachelor", the women in TUF 20, dubbed "The Smashelor", will pick which team they want to be on and battle it out for the love of their coach. The last woman standing from each team will win the love of either Pettis or Melendez, regardless of whether they make it to the final.
The reaction from the females has been overwhelmingly positive so far, contestant Paige VanZant tweeted "Alright I made my choice. Lol I choose team Pettis,Cause he is super attractive and I would be able to focus while he coached for sure;)!!" and Carla Esparza claimed "Gilbert Melendez is a tall glass of water!"
Dana White promoted the season, claiming "These girls are mean, nasty, and they're going to be fighting their f--king hearts out in more ways than one." Mike Goldberg claimed "The stakes have never been higher."
The Smashelor starts on September 2014.