Rashad Evans Credits TUF With Making Him The Fighter He Has Become

Many have questioned the use of The Ultimate Fighter in recent years.

However, one former winner believes the reality series helped turn him into a UFC champion.

Rashad Evans, who captured season two of TUF as a heavyweight, went on to become the UFC light heavyweight champion. Currently, “Suga” is set to return to action in 2013 against Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at UFC 156.

“The Ultimate Fighter is a microcosm of what can happen later on,” said Evans, during a recent appearance on Fuel TV. “I learned so much from being on that show that I carry to this day because it’s like that in so many aspects.”

Evans (17-2-1) was unsuccessful in re-claiming the UFC title earlier this year, dropping a decision to Jon Jones. He also was a former coach on The Ultimate Fighter.

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