Boy was I thrilled to hear that UFC Philippines is a step away (or two) from happening in the Philippines. We've heard Dana White, UFC President, mention a couple of times already how he recognizes that the Filipinos are big fans of UFC and when there becomes an international franchise Philippines will be one of the first countries that will have UFC.
Last Saturday (Manila time) during the UFC 130 weigh-in Dana White said this:
"The Philippines is the closest one right now to get The Ultimate Fighter (TUF)...It will be the first Ultimate Fighter outside of the United States."
Dana White continues by saying that TUF Philippines may happen as early as this year adding that he's been talking to UFC Filipino fighters Brandon Vera and Mark Munoz.
So let us speculate on how it will go down, yes?
It can be Team Vera vs. Team Munoz? But in the end Vera and Munoz will have to fight each other at catch weight if this happens.
What do you guys (and girls) think??
Or we can have Team Philippines against Team Singapore (or any other country). Just like how they had Team USA vs Team UK before but it was in the US so it wasn't yet an international TUF.
Let me know what you guys think on how it's going to happen here in Manila and if you have information about it please email me at email@example.com
As the unofficial UFC Philippines Insider, I am now heading out to do more research to report to you all! ;)