Saturday, March 26, 2011
UFC "The Ultimate Fighter 14 Tryouts"
On March 21, 2011, Donny 'Eagle Eye' Walker, along with GriffonRawl's head coach and long time friend Jason 'Dynamite' Dent, made the trek to Newark, New Jersey in hopes of being selected as a participant for the popular television show "The Ultimate Fighter." Utilizing the valuable experience Jason had on 'TUF 9" Donny prepared himself well for the tryouts. Donny performed well in the opening round of grappling by defending a submission attempt, going for submissions himself, and kept busy throughout the grappling phase. After the striking phase, he was again passed on to the next stage--the interview portion. Donny said the interview went well mainly because he was himself. Not trying to play to the producers or putting on a show, Donny let his magnetic personality shine through. At this point, the producers are in the selection process, and only time will tell if Donny will be cast. TUF 14 will feature featherweights and bantamweights. Although Donny typically competes as a featherweight, he put himself into the mix at bantamweight, a drop he has been considering for some time. Whether he is selected, not selected, or chosen as an alternate, we wish to say congratulations and best wishes as Donny waits on the selection process.