Where Are They Now? – The Ultimate Fighters (Seasons 7-8)

Paul Bradley

Things started well enough On TUF 7 for Paul Bradley as he earned his place in the house with a decision win in the eliminator round. He barely had time to settle into his new surroundings though before being asked to leave the show after breaking out in a rash brought on by the “herpes Gladitorium” virus.  Though it is a fairly common occurrence among wrestlers and would likely clear in a matter of days with medication, Bradley was told by Dana White that he couldn’t remain on the show.

It was hard for Bradley to take, particularly since he had given up his day job as a university wrestling coach in order to compete on the show.  A ray of light appeared however when he signed a deal with Elite XC, but he was never called into action.  His deal was not exclusive however and he began competing on smaller shows and put together a four fight unbeaten run before a loss to Mike Pierce (who would sign for the UFC after the fight).   Despite that bump in the road Bradley got back to winning ways just two months later.

Now 11-1 in his career, Bradley’s form hadn’t went unnoticed, and in the summer of 2009 he made a breakthrough by signing a multi-fight deal with Strikeforce.  Making his debut at Strikeforce Challengers 3, Bradley earned a decision win over Levi Avera.  Next up is a tough match-up against the highly regarded Luke Rockhold at Strikeforce Challengers 6 on the 26th of February.



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