New season of 'The Ultimate Fighter' has two vets


The Marine Corps may have put the kibosh on Sgt. George Lockhart participating in the upcoming season of Spike TV’s “The Ultimate Fighter,” but it looks like there will still be two fighters with military backgrounds on the show.

Woody Weatherby, a Navy veteran, and Kris McCray, a veteran of the Army Reserve, are among the 28 middleweight fighters selected to be part of the cast of “The Ultimate Fighter: Team Liddell vs. Team Ortiz.”

McCray, 28, is 5-0 as a professional, with four wins coming via submission and one by TKO. All of his wins have come in the first round.

McCray served as utilities equipment repairer in the Army Reserve from 2001-2009, according to information provided by the Army, and was discharged as a private first class.

Weatherby, 27, is 7-3 as a pro. He served in the Navy for four years, most which was spent as an operations specialist aboard the aircraft carrier Carl Vinson, according to information provided by the Navy. Weatherby left the service in 2004 as an E-5, and had earned the Navy “E” Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal and two Sea Service Deployment Ribbons.

TUF 11 debuts March 31 on Spike TV. Here’s a video from Spike introducing the cast:


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