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Even More Fighters Added to TUF 7


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Since our earlier report, more fighters have been added to the seventh season of The Ultimate Fighter. It’s now being reported that a Mississippi dude has been picked to step into the TUF 7 cage. Jeremiah Riggs is 1-0 as a pro, soooooo there’s not too much we can know about him yet.

The fighter used to be a sheriff’s deputy and fought in Alabama as an amateur. His pro debut was back in September, where he beat Craig Sjoerdsma via submission (on strikes). MMA Junkie had this to say:

Although he’s had little professional experience, Riggs has sought out some quality training. A source close to Riggs told us that the fighter recently spent some time in California training with Strikeforce world middleweight champ Frank Shamrock. Riggs was set to become part of the San Jose Razorclaws — an International Fight League team coached by Shamrock — but after never winning a team matchup, the IFL disbanded the team after the 2007 fight season.

As for his personality, “Jeremiah’s just a freakin’ crazy country boy,” we’re told.

Just can’t wait to have another “freakin’ crazy country boy” among us – especially one actually from the south. Other TUF 7 additions being reported, are:

Amir Sadollah. He has a 0-0 pro record and qualified for the IFL 2008 draft pool. Not much is known about Sadollah, other than he has no nickname and is 4-0 as an amateur. He also works as a surgical technician and was in a recent ESPN piece featuring the tryouts for TUF 7.

“Let the record show I will be whatever they want,” he joked with ESPN.com. “Not really. I don’t want to change who I am for a show. If you have to be a little louder, a little goofier, that’s one thing. But like they told us: be who you are.”

Wise words. And yet there’s more fighters being added to the cast. For the third season in a row, a Gracie Tampa fighter will be on TUF. This season, it’s Brandon “Sweet Dreams” Sene, a 2-0 fighter that has fought for World Fighting Championships 4 & 5. He is the third ex-Marine to be cast.

Dante Rivera is also reportedly being added to the cast. He’s a New Jersey fighter who is 10-3 as a professional – and is another Renzo Gracie-trained fighter who will be on the show.

Who won’t be on the show? 5oz. of Pain is reporting that one of the rumors isn’t true afterall:

Matt Major is not involved with the upcoming seventh season of “The Ultimate Fighter.” Major had been rumored as being involved with the show ever since TUF 7 was announced by Spike TV and the UFC last year.

Major is basically a shit-stirrer and would naturally fit into a show that features a lot of pissing matches and bitch-slapping, but he also may have a little too much Mayhem in him for us to stomach. Good to clear this rumor up.

The Ultimate Fighter 7 is a mere two months away and will be shown on Spike TV, with Rampage Jackson and Forrest Griffin guiding the brawlers.

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Freeman- February 26, 2008 at 1:01 am
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