The new season of the Ultimate Fighter starts tomorrow, Friday March 9th at 9PM EST. The most talked about change for this season is that the fights will be live! When I was on the show we taped from the middle of January until late February and then the show aired a few months later. This season, the fights are going to be live so nothing can be spoiled and we will see the fights as they happen.

The second most interesting things about this season is Joe Proctor. It was about 2 years ago when I flew to North Carolina with Joe, for his first TUF tryouts, when we thought he was going to get his shot. It didn’t happen then, but it happened the second time around when we flew to Vegas. We have known for years now that Joe was going to make it into the UFC and we are all thrilled to seem him get there now.

Proctor has been one of the most helpful guys in my gym for years and has always been looking to get in and do some training with whoever has come through our doors. Joe Proctor has been training with me for like 6 years now and is one of the primary training partners for me, my brother and every other high level guy at my gym. He has pretty much cleared out the 155 division here in New England and has been chomping at the bit to get to the next level. I will be cheering on Joe Proctor and you should be too!

I’m super excited for Friday and you should be too. Remember the name Joe Proctor.

Follow Joe Proctor on twitter and facebook for after the show! We just got his website up and running too!