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TUF 20 Finale: Karyn Bryant insists TUF Talk bickering no different than UFC 182 drama

Although The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) season 20 ended with a bang this past Wednesday evening, much of the discussion afterward was frustration with the contestants bickering during the "TUF Talk" reunion hosted by Karyn Bryant on FOX Sports 1. spoke with Bryant to get her point of view, and her comparison may surprise you.

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The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) season 20 comes to a rousing conclusion tonight, as either Rose Namajunas or Carla Esparza will leave Las Vegas as the inaugural UFC strawweight champion.

Even with the outstanding main event this evening, much of the discussion this week focused on the "TUF Talk" reunion show on FOX Sports 1 (FS1) this past Wednesday. Many viewers complained that the female fighters were bickering far too much, rather than discussing their upcoming bouts at tonight's live finale. got in touch with host Karyn Bryant for her point of view:

Well it is interesting because drama is something that people respond to in the fight game. If you look at the latest promo (for UFC 182) with Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier it's absolutely no different than what these women did and said to each other on TUF talk. But somehow, if it is a guy, he is just trash talking and standing up for himself, and if it is a woman she is being a "you know what." That bothers me some.

When we have the women on TUF Talk during the weekly episodes, first question was always about their fights. "How did you think it went? Did you like your performance? How do you think you will fare next time?" We talked a lot about the fighting. I think when it came to the reunion, we wanted to know about their relationships. These are people who are very passionate about the relationships they have with fellow fighters, their friends, their adversaries. I don't think it is a bad thing to investigate the stories behind what we saw on the show. If you have a problem with them being dramatic, then you have a problem with the editing or something like that. They showed you what they wanted you to see, but it made you invested, it made you care about them. We know they are talented, they have a lot of skill, and we saw great fights.

Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier will battle it out for the UFC light heavyweight championship in the main event of UFC 182 next month, and the two men have done their fair share of trash talking prior to the title fight.

After the now-infamous media day brawl at UFC 178, Jones and Cormier went on SportsCenter for an interview, and afterwards were caught in a heated confrontation when they thought the cameras stopped rolling.

Although Jones and Cormier were punished for their part in the brawlUFC used footage of the melee and subsequent heated interview in its latest UFC 182 promo that Bryant is referring to.

Fair comparison?

Follow along with tonight's TUF 20 finale right here with our live results.

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