Chuck Mindenhall Joins Press Row

By Jordan Breen Apr 8, 2015

Every Wednesday, Administrative Editor Jordan Breen welcomes a member of the mixed martial arts media into “Press Row” on the blog. This week, Breen is joined by MMAFighting's Chuck Mindenhall.

April 9, 2015, marks the 10-year anniversary of the UFC's “Ultimate Fighter” Season 1 finale. A decade removed from one of an MMA milestone event, Breen and Mindenhall reflect on the first season of Zuffa's groundbreaking reality show and talk specifically about Mindenhall's outstanding recent feature about the show's original infamous figure, Jason “Strange Brew” Thacker. Mindenhall dishes on why and when he started seeking out the elusive Thacker, what he learned from the reclusive Canadian's personal story and the bizarre place he occupies in MMA history.

Breen and Mindenhall also discuss the historical significance of Forrest Griffin-Stephan Bonnar, whether the bout holds up as a classic 10 years later, the actual main event of the TUF 1 finale, why people thought Rich Franklin's easy stoppage of Ken Shamrock might have been a work, and their favorite ridiculous reality show competitions from the first handful of seasons.

Grab your credential and get a seat in “Press Row.”

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