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Dave Meltzer from Yahoo! Sports names all 32 cast members for The Ultimate Fighter 7

In a recent article for Yahoo! Sports, Dave Meltzer takes a look at the upcoming 7th season of “The Ultimate Fighter.”

In the article Meltzer discusses the impact the Ultimate Fighter has had on Mixed Martial Arts and to a greater extent, the UFC. He also has quotes from TUF 7 coaches, Quinton Jackson and Forrest Griffin regarding the skill set of the 32 cast members.

More than any season to date, the 32 names are largely unknowns, with nobody even at Danzig’s experience level. “A lot of guys came from good camps and were at a good level,” said Griffin, who estimated five or six of the 16 who made the house would survive on the UFC roster. “There wasn’t anybody I would call a standout. The show did a good job of evenly matching the fighters but there’s nobody who is going to upset Anderson Silva.”

Interestingly, Meltzer also reveals that the usually light hearted ‘Rampage’ and Griffin don’t get along very well.

The pairing of Griffin and Jackson makes you think there will be a lot of comedy, given the duo’s vibrant personalities. And according to UFC president Dana White, some does exist. But White said one of the episodes saw the problems between the two get so heated that it nearly turned into a coaches’ fight. Similar confrontations in Season 3 with Ken Shamrock and Tito Ortiz in 2006 led to two matches, which took the popularity of the sport to a new level.

In addition to all of that Meltzer named all 32 cast members. The list is as follows:

  • David Baggett (4-2)
  • Matt Brown (4-2)
  • Erik Charles (0-0)
  • John Clarke (5-2)
  • Daniel Cramer (0-0)
  • Tim Credeur (9-2)
  • C.B. Dollaway (6-0)
  • John Hall (3-3)
  • Nick Klein (3-0)
  • David Mewborn (0-0)
  • Mike Marrello (7-1-1)
  • Jeremy May (5-5)
  • Prince LaDonas Mclean (4-5)
  • Aaron Meisner (2-0)
  • Reggie Orr (4-5-1)
  • Matthew Riddle (0-0)
  • Jeremiah Riggs (1-0)
  • David Roberts (5-7)
  • Nick Rossborough (0-0)
  • Amir Sadollah (0-0)
  • Patrick Schultz (0-3)
  • Brandon Sene (2-0)
  • Dan Simmler (0-0)
  • Jesse Taylor (6-2)
  • Cale Yarbrough (0-0)
  • John Wood (6-3)
  • Luke Zachrich (7-1)
  • Paul Bradley (5-0)
  • Steve Byrnes (6-1)
  • Mike Dolce (3-4)
  • Gerald Harris (6-2)
  • Dante Rivera (10-2)

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