Gilbert Smith: TUF to Toughest


The UFC’s reality series, The Ultimate Fighter (TUF), was designed, in essence, to create a gateway for up-and-coming fighters to blaze new frontiers on MMA’s main-stage. TUF participants sign on for six-weeks of mental and physical conditioning as reality stars, recording before a camera that doesn’t pan away when it comes to the fight scene. Many TUF competitors are eliminated before the Finale; thereby, they seek slots on fight cards in other MMA promotions. TUF: Season 17 member and current Resurrection Fighting Alliance (RFA) welterweight champion, Gilbert Smith, recently checked in with Funky Monkey MMA, and the audience was treated to a mindset that has been crafted and molded into the necessary focus for extreme displays of TUFness, suggesting listeners to believe RFA’s championship marker won’t be changing hands when TUF: Season 16 cast-member, Bristol Marunde (16-9) challenges Gilbert Smith (11-4) at RFA 31 on October 9…

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