That was fast.
Roughly one week after Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) announced an open casting call for season 24 of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF), featuring an all-flyweight cast, a press release was sent out pulling the plug on the upcoming tryouts.
UFC announced today that the open casting call for the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter originally scheduled for April 25 in Las Vegas has been canceled. UFC apologizes for any inconveniences this cancelation has caused. More information about the next season of the show will be made available in the weeks to come.
Good thing they got this taken care of before anyone ... oh wait.
@Jason_Floyd me for sure— Tim Elliott (@TElliott125) April 12, 2016
No official reason was given for the cancelation; however, it should be noted that 125-pound champion Demetrious Johnson was not a fan of the proposed format (read his gripe here), which granted the winner of TUF 24 an immediate flyweight title shot.
It will be interesting what changes -- if any -- are made over the next few weeks.