The injury bug has claimed many victims in the 11th season of TUF, and now it has spread to a coach. Tito Ortiz is out as coach and Rich Franklin is in. Tito recently had the neck surgery for which he was booted out of the TUF house, and appears to be in good shape.
With one fight before the semi-final match-ups were to be announced, Jamie Yager and his massive afro-like hair took on the no-nonsense Josh Bryant. In the first round, it appeared Yager got the better of Bryant with an assortment of kicks and knees. However, Bryant got a couple good punches in. In the second, Bryant was able to land a big right hook, followed by elbows and punches to Yager's face from the ground.
As per usual this season, a third round seemed to be in order. However, Yager was on his stool, not looking to be in good spirits. He wouldn't answer the bell, and ref Steve Mazzagati called the fight.
For the semifinals Kris McCray will have his rematch against Josh Bryant, who defeated him in the second round. In the other fight, Brad Tavares, fresh off his DQ win, will be fighting Court McGee.