Amir Sadollah garnered a lot of deserved press last week for winning the middleweight tournament for the seventh season of “The Ultimate Fighter.” However, the biggest winner at last week’s finale might have been up and coming welterweight Dustin Hazelett.
Hazelett, a member of Team Jorge Gurgel, won bonuses for both “Submission of the Night” and “Fight of the Night.” Despite the fact that his upset victory against Josh Burkman was not televised, the performance still helped elevate Hazelett’s profile and the event essentially served as his coming out party.
But what do we know about this 22-year old prospect? Not much. So I sat down and interviewed Hazelett for my CBSSports.com column this week and learned a great deal about him as a person.
You can now check out the interview by clicking here. I think it is a great read that you’ll enjoy, but you don’t have to take my word for it. You know it’s a good interview when even Fightlinker is giving us props:
… Caplan’s interviews for CBS are head and shoulders above the “Holy fuck this sucks” level most other interviews are at. Case in point: this awesome interview with Dustin “McLovin” Hazelett. Forget those cliche questions about training and UFC aspirations. This covers shit like worrying about your job… The whole thing is worth a read and really lets you get to know Hazelett as a person. Props.