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Michael Johnson: A Third Time’s a Charm

Written on October 06, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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Twice he was rejected to be part of The Ultimate Fighter, but Michael Johnson is third time's a charmer personified. Being GSP's first team pick for the TUF 12, Johnson definitely got a target on his back.

Even before the 12th season of The Ultimate Fighter, Michael chased the dream to be part of the reality show twice. Unfortunately, he didn’t make the cut. However, he didn’t let his prior failure get the best of him. gave it another go as the tryout for the 12th season came.

was George St-Pierre’s first team pick in , and the fighter attributed his casting to his hard work and good timing. But being picked first can sometimes be translated to pressure. Still, Johnson finds it an honor and a motivation to be GSP’s first pick. More than that, Johnson is in the show to further his fighting career, and not to be another reality show personality.

“I wasn’t going to go in the house just to be there and get wasted and make a fool out of myself on camera. I was there to fight. I was there for business. I was there to win the competition.”

Tune in to Spike TV every Wednesday nights at 10:00 pm ET to see how TUF 12 plays out. Will Michel Johnson makes it to the final cut?

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