Welterweight Lyman Good seems like a lock for the UFC when looking at his resume. He’s 28-years old, has a 15-3 record, hails from New York City, and even happens to be a former Bellator champion. However, after dipping his toes in an apparently chilly free agent pool earlier this year, it sounds like “Cyborg” has been forced to take a different route to land an opportunity in the Octagon.
According to a report from Fightline, Good was among the score of scrappers who turned up in Indianapolis to try out for the Ultimate Fighter 19. The season is casting middleweights and light heavyweights, indicating Good’s interest is likely in a run at 185 pounds before looking to dip back down to his regular weight.
Good holds an overall record of 15-3 including seven knockouts. He has also won three of his last four fights including an outpointing of Dante Rivera in his most recent rumble.
Other notable hopefuls at the tryouts included Chris Fields (10-5) and Cathal Pendred (13-2-1), currently the Cage Warriors welterweight title-holder.