It looks like we may have our likely front runner for the heavyweight portion of the tenth season of The Ultimate Fighter.
While the SNMMA Heavyweight Champion has not been confirmed as one of the heavyweights selected for the show, Chris Tuchscherer has confirmed to FiveOuncesOfPain.com that he has gone through try outs for the show earlier this week.
We were able to catch up with the former two time Division II All-American wrestler at last night’s “Extreme Beatdown” card where he improved his overall record to 17-1 with a first round stoppage over the previously unbeaten Jamie Klair.
“I’m waiting to hear back from the UFC on The Ultimate Fighter show,” said Tuchscherer. “I actually just did try outs this past Monday. I made it to the interview process, so I’m just waiting until they get back to us right now.”
If Tuchscherer does end up making the final casting call for the show, he’ll be the first to tell you, he likes his chances.
“I was out there, and I saw all of the heavyweights that were out there, and there wasn’t one person that impressed me, so I’d love to get on the show so I can dominate,” admitted Tuchscherer.
The North Dakota native was enabled to start training full time in MMA just two years ago when current UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar enlisted Tuchscherer to become one of his full time training partners.
Tuchscherer has long been one of the sleepers of his division and if he does end up on the show he would finally be able to garner the attention and exposure that a fighter of his caliber deserves.
Follow this link to read an exclusive FiveOuncesOfpain.com interview with Tuchscherer conducted this past Friday where he talks about training with Brock, his recent four round beatdown of UFC veteran Brandon Lee Hinkle and much more.