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Top 5 TUF Moments from TUF Finalist DaMarques Johnson

The top five TUF moments as chosen by DaMarques Johnson, season nine finalist.

Damarques JohnsonSeason nine TUF contestant DaMarques Johnson made it to the finals of US vs. UK. Though he lost to Brit James Wilks, he was signed to the UFC. In his next UFC fight, he escaped a harrowing Peruvian necktie and came back in an impressive win against Edgar Garcia at UFC 107.

He now faces 'Bad' Brad Blackburn at UFC 112 on Saturday, April 10.  Here, he offers up his top five TUF moments from the show's history. Check his list, click the pics to watch the clips, and then share your top five in the comments.


 

Luke Cummo5. Sam Morgan vs. Luke Cummo, Season 2 Semifinals
Sam gets knocked out and cries once he realizes he lost. As a viewer, I could see that both guys left it all in the ring chasing their dream. It also makes you realize that sometimes you will come up short.

Watch season 2 of TUF free at UltimateFighter.com
 

TUF Finale Koppenhaver vs Rollins4. Jon Koppenhaver vs. Jared Rollins, TUF 6 Finale
War Machine vs. J-Rock: It's not the most techinical fight but who doesn't love to watch two dudes who hate each other bang it out... and still hate each other once it's all done?

Watch season 6 free

 

The Ultimate Fighter 5 Finale Nate Diaz vs Manny Gamburyan3. Nate Diaz takes on Karo Parisyan, Season 5
Nate Diaz refused to be punked by Karo Parisyan (who was there to visit his cousin, fellow finalist Manny Gamburyan) in season 5. Some people try to pull rank on you and just expect you to cater to their ego. Something has to be said for standing your ground when you're the newcomer

Watch season 5 free
 

UFC 100 Dan Henderson vs Michael Bisping2. Dan Henderson vs. Michael Bipsing, UFC 100
Hendo's epic KO of Bisping at UFC 100 was the best imaginable conclusion to the US vs UK season.

Watch Season 9 free
 

 

The Ultimate Fighter Episode 09 Frank Lester vs David Faulkner1. David Faulkner vs. Frank Lester, Season 9
Yes, I'm a little biased, but my personal favorite is Lester vs. Faulkner. It's just a great comeback story that proves it's never just skill in this game -- often heart can supersede skill and take you just as far.

See DaMarques at UFC 112 Saturday, April  10

 

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