Which team would you root for, Europe or the USA?
We know Conor McGregor as a fighter, we know him as a talker, now it’s time to get to know him as a coach. The world interim featherweight champion became a coach for the team of European fighters for the newest season of The Ultimate Fighter. Conor’s team will oppose eight lightweights from the USA headed by Team Alpha Male’s Uriah Faber.
According to Faber, “there’s no huge beef” between him and Conor but these two are no friends at all. First of all it’s hard for anyone on UFC roster to be friends with Conor. McGregor, in his traditional arrogant manner, says he doesn’t see Faber as a competitor because he “smoked” his teammate, Chad Mendes, recently. So beating McGregor, at least as a coach, may be very important for Faber.
Both team had sixteen fighters in the beginning, eight of them were eliminated in the first episode. So now there are sixteen athletes total. Team McGregor (Europe) has Abner Lloveras (Spain, 19-7), David Teymur (Sweden, 3-1), Frantz Slioa (Sweden, 4-0), Marcin Wrzosek (Poland, 10-2), Martin Svensson (Sweden, 14-5), Mehdi Baghdad (France, 11-3), Sascha Sharma (Germany, 7-2) and Saul Rogers (England, 10-1). Team Faber (United States) includes Billy Quarantillo (6-1), Chris Gruetzemacher (12-1), James Jenkins (8-1), Jason Gonzalez (9-2), Julian Erosa (14-2), Ryan Hall (4-1), Thanh Le (4-1) and Tom Gallicchio (19-8). The total records for the Europeans and the Americans are 78-21 and 76-17 respectively.
The fighters will compete until there are only two left. According to the terms, they will meet at TUF Finale on December 11, 2015 in Vegas. The main event of the night will be a featherweight bout between former UFC Lightweight champion Frankie Edgar and Chad Mendes. Despite the fact many fans would love to see it, the team coaches won’t fight.