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Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Nelson, Sims sign on for "TUF 10"

By Jake Rossen

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Ethan Miller/Getty ImagesRoy Nelson's personality fits very well in "TUF"

Old news that bears repeating: Former IFL heavyweight champion Roy Nelson and MMA's own Ric Flair, Wes Sims, have reportedly signed on for the tenth season of "The Ultimate Fighter," now filming and premiering September 16.

While Nelson is a solid contender -- despite an engorged midsection, he's put up some admirable performances against good competition -- Sims is a little more curious entrant, with an existing 0-3 mark in the Octagon. If the intention of the show is to present legitimate challengers, he's a sore thumb. If the intention is to present great television, you couldn't ask for a better fighter.

Prediction: Both Sims and fellow cast member Kimbo Slice will be bounced from the house in the first round, but will draw the highest quarter-hour rating of the night for their bout on the live season finale.