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Dana: TUF 17 fighter sends every rival to hospital

ESPN staff
December 20, 2012
Dana White says TUF 17 is "badass" © Getty Images

Dana White has sparked interest in series 17 of The Ultimate Fighter, revealing one contestant sends every opponent to hospital.

White could be accused of trying to raise interest in TUF following a dire 16th season, but the UFC president insists he will be proved to be telling the truth when the series airs.

"I know you guys are going to call bulls**t on me and all that," White said. "[But] This next season is so awesome and so badass. We have a guy on this season of The Ultimate Fighter, every fight he's in, someone goes to the hospital.

"The whole house is terrified of this guy. F***ing terrified. Everybody.

"I picked this fight, and this guy is lined up with the guy I'm telling you about, and the guy has a nervous breakdown in the house over the weekend. Has a f***ing nervous breakdown. Freaks out and has a nervous breakdown.

"This guy scared the living s**t out of everyone. It's awesome."

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