In the early days of The Ultimate Fighter, simply spraying water on a sleeping person was considered a brilliant prank. But after 14 seasons, the bar has been steadily raised for in-house trickery, to the point where even the coaches are now gleefully stripping cars of their tires. We thought we’d pay tribute to the TUF prank tradition by running down the most infamous pranks of the show’s history. Enjoy, and let us know if we’ve left out any of your favorites…
The Pink Room (Season 10)
See, this is what I’m talking about. Any moron can piss on a bed — but it takes a man to spend all afternoon painting walls pink and arranging stuffed animals in vaguely sexual poses. The best moment is at the very end, when Rashad Evans comes to the realization that the pacifier he’d been sucking on had definitely been up Tiki’s ass at some point.
Cole Miller Gets Antiqued / Cole Miller Gets His Head Shaved While Drunk (Season 5)
So it goes in war — silly string turns into floating mattresses, which turns into a guy getting baby powder dumped on him. Two episodes later, Cole’s “feminine drunk” routine ends with him passing out on the toilet and getting the back of his head shaved. Yeah, I guess Jackass was pretty popular at the time.
The Upper Decker (Season 6)
“Pranks are pranks, but when you bring doo-doo into the equation, that’s straight hostility, dude. That’s personal.” — J Roc. And whatever happened to that War Machine kid, anyway?
On the next page: Dana White gets punked, the show reaches its disgusting climax, and more…