“The Ultimate Fighter 15″ doesn’t even start for another eight days, yet the controversy surrounding the reality show has already hit a fever pitch.
While opposing coaches and arch enemies Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber (Pictured) can’t seem to get enough of each other on Twitter, that drama is nothing in comparison to the buzz contestant Dakota Cochrane generated when he revealed he used to perform in gay porn back in the day.
This should be an interesting season for TUF, as the long-running series makes its way to FX after 14 successful editions on Spike TV. Showcasing live elimination fights should provide a nice boost for the show.
FX kicks things off with a two-and-a-half-hour premiere on March 9th at 9PM ET/PT.
Here’s a look at the “Evolution” commercial that has recently hit the airwaves.
Please click the media player below to watch the promo:
Here are the contestants that will be competing for superstardom:
Akbarh Arreloa, Chula Vista, Calif.
Al Iaquinta, Wantagh, N.Y.
Ali Maclean, Belfast, North Ireland
Andy Ogle, Tynemouth, England
Austin Lyons, Cordova, Tenn.
Brendan Weafer, New York, N.Y.
Chris Tickle, Bloomington, Ill.
Cody Pfister, Amarillo, Texas
Cristiano Marcello, Curitiba, Brazil
Chase Hackett, Littleton, Colo.
Chris Saunders, Long Beach, Calif.
Dakota Cochrane, Omaha, Neb.
Daron Cruickshank, Wayne, Mich.
Drew Dober, Omaha, Neb.
Erin Beach, San Diego, Calif.
James Krause, Blue Springs, Mich.
James Vick, Fort Worth, Texas
Jared Carlsten, Los Angeles, Calif.
Jeff Smith, Mechanicsburg, Penn.
Jeremy Larsen, Phoenix, Ariz.
Joe Proctor, Pembroke, Mass.
John Cofer, Hull, Ga.
Johnavan Vistante, Pearl City, Hawaii
Jon Tuck, Hagtna, Guam
Jordan Rinaldi, Matthews, N.C.
Justin Lawrence, Villa Ridge, Mo.
Mark Glover, Liverpool, England
Michael Chiesa, Spokane Valley, Wash.
Myles Jury, San Diego, Calif.
Mike Rio, Miami, Fla.
Sam Sicilia, Spokane Valley, Wash.
Vinc Pichel, Sherman Oaks, Calif.