It’s been a whirlwind week for Season 3’s winner of “The Ultimate Fighter,” as UFC middleweight Kendall Grove spoke to TapouT Radio to issue an apology for comments he made.
On Monday’s edition of TapouT Radio, Grove spoke about his “theories” regarding how “The Ultimate Fighter” reality series is put together.
“It’s a business to Spike TV, that’s who runs it. Spike TV. This is just a theory of mine, but Spike TV pretty much runs everything off of ‘The Ultimate Fighter,'” Grove said.
Grove went on to explain how he felt that the show has gone downhill since his friend, Troy Mandaloniz, was on during Season 6, obviously referring to the urine and semen scenes of Season 8.
“People do that stuff. Why? Because it’s ratings. Is it a health violation? Hell yeah, but did you see the Spike TV people stop that from happening?” asked Grove. “No, but it sells ratings and that’s all they care about. They could give two [expletives] about our careers.
“They just care about the six weeks that they’re shooting and trying to get as much drama and stupidity out of us and that’s all we are to them is cattle and sheep.”
On Wednesday, Grove went back on the show to apologize for his comments, in hopes of moving past the incident with a bout against Goran Reljic looming at UFC 116.
“First of all, I’d like to say that a lot of it wasn’t fact. Like I said in the beginning of the interview, don’t quote me on it and obviously everybody quotes me on it,” stated Grove.
“I’d like to send out my deepest apologies to the producers at Spike, after all that’s what saved the UFC, I think. There I go putting my foot in my mouth, but the show does wonders for careers. It did for mine.”
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