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Mikey Burnett Sues “The Ultimate Fighter”

It had to happen eventually, so we might as well get it over with. A former “Ultimate Fighter” cast member — season four’s Mikey Burnett — is suing TufGuy Productions, Inc., which produces the show, as well as insurance company AIG, which insured him during the show. Sherdog has the scoop:

According to the lawsuit filed on June 9, Burnett claims alleged negligence against the defendants, who “carelessly, recklessly and negligently failed to provide a safe environment for the Ultimate Fighter 4 participants.”

Specifically, the 34-year-old Burnett states that he suffered a career-ending spinal injury during the show’s tapings.


The suit alleges that Burnett has suffered “serious bodily injuries, has endured and continues to endure both physical and mental pain and suffering and has incurred severe medical expenses.”

Burnett has also filed grievances with AIG, which allegedly insured Burnett during his time on the series, for breach of contract and breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing for failing “to make a reasonable offer and payment in connection” with the policy.

As you may recall, season four was “The Comeback” season that featured former UFC fighters trying to battle their way back into the Octagon. You may also recall that during his time on the show Burnett could be seen voluntarily running into a wall. So, you know, there’s that to talk about in court.

As for the argument that the defendants failed to provide a safe environment, it will be interesting to see how that plays out. MMA fighting is, to begin with, a pretty unsafe environment. Unless Burnett can prove that the training, fighting, or living conditions were especially unsafe, this seems like a tough argument to make. You also have to wonder whether a guy who runs into walls when he’s bored is the best barometer of what constitutes a safe environment.


  1. Alex Says:

    Wed, 07/02/08 - 03:13

    This is going to get thrown out so fast. Let's not talk about it again
  2. Anonymous Says:

    Wed, 07/02/08 - 03:20

    Speaking from experience....running yourself into a wall over and over can cause you to make irrational decisions....oh and by the way....I tap to armbars!!!
  3. Launchpad McTap Says:

    Wed, 07/02/08 - 03:21

    *BS* I'm not anonymous.....I'm Launchpad McTap
  4. Big Willy805 Says:

    Wed, 07/02/08 - 03:30

    This is ridiculous1 The guy was a jackass and ran into a wall multiple yimes! Its like a driver suing NASCAR for knew what you were doing moron. Probably good to end your career anyhow, I don't see sheetrock as an opponent anytime soon
  5. Gong Says:

    Wed, 07/02/08 - 03:32

    Wow. He probably shoulda just contested how much the UFC's supposed to be covering for their medical bills. Wasn't there an issue regarding that in the past?
  6. perkedel Says:

    Wed, 07/02/08 - 03:38

    What a LOSER.
  7. L Grant Says:

    Wed, 07/02/08 - 05:25

    It sounds like he has a legitimate claim. Under Subsection 48(1) of the....ahhhh...I can't even think of some sort of wise ass comment to make it sound like I'm siding with this guy over the UFC. I hope he loses the case, and the Judge makes him fight Anderson Silva for free as a punishment.
  8. nathan Says:

    Wed, 07/02/08 - 07:07

    What a bitch. He was a punk on the show and he still is.
  9. fightfan Says:

    Wed, 07/02/08 - 07:32

    Some funny shit. Gives me an idea....I am going to get in my car and crash it at a high rate of speed directly into a very large tree.....Then I am going to sue my car insurance company for the dmage teh crash caused to my body
  10. vrane Says:

    Wed, 07/02/08 - 08:03

    No dude, you should sue the government for not making the roads any safer.
  11. kwagnuth Says:

    Thu, 07/03/08 - 02:06

    Maybe a padded cell would be the solution for a moron who likes to run into walls for fun. At least he didn't pee himself.
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