Rashad Evans, Nathan Marquardt and Keith Jardine — top UFC fighters and members of the Greg Jackson camp in Albuquerque, N.M. — are perhaps the focus of an upcoming reality show, according to a recent press release from It Girl PR.
The agency mentioned the pilot project in an announcement that it retained Raz Entertainment and Producer/Actor Wali Razaqi as a client.
Here's the snip:
"... 2007 is a groundbreaking year for Raz Entertainment as it ventures into television, with a new reality sports series, and a pilot involving Ultimate Fighting Championship stars Rashad Evans, Nate Marquardt, and Keith Jardine."
Nothing is concrete at this time ... hence the term "pilot." On the Raz Entertainment Web site, there is also an action film set in "the world of Ultimate Fighting Championships" currently in development.
It seems like the company has a fascination with mixed martial arts and the UFC in particular.
Of course, Evans and Jardine have already had a taste of what it's like to be a participant on the reality show — both were featured heavyweights on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) season two in 2005.
Evans went on to defeat Brad Imes in the finale to capture the title.
It'll be interesting to see what — if anything — comes of this project. I'm willing to bet, however, that it doesn't include being isolated in a house with 16 other fighters with no television, Internet access or contact with the outside world for six weeks.
It doesn't seem like anyone ever wants to relive that experience.
(Thanks to FightOpinion.com for the assist).