UFC light heavyweight fighter Krzysztof Soszynski counts himself among the contestants on The Ultimate Fighter who’ve parlayed their time spent on the show into a prolonged career with the UFC. Though Soszynski was eliminated during the TUF season 8 quarter-finals, he has since appeared in the Octagon eight times, racking up a 6-2 record during his tenure and establishing himself as one of the best fighters to have emerged from that season.
The heavily-tattooed Polish bruiser spoke with FightLine recently and gave a stock report of his fellow TUF 8 contestants who still find themselves employed by the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
“Kyle Kingsbury is up there, he’s improved so much and he’s going to have a great fight with (Stephan) Bonnar. He’s definitely improved the most. Bader did an awesome job winning the show and winning four straight but he’s dropped his last two and we’ll see how he does against Jason Brilz. I’m still doing well and Tom Lawlor is doing great as well. All of us are doing well and it’s nice because it just shows that there was some good talent on that show.”
In his next fight, The Polish Experiment will meet Croatian fighter Igor Pokrajac in a bout that will likely end up on the Spike TV-aired portion of the UFC 140 preliminary card. Soszynski explained that he’d relish the opportunity to have his fight televised again, as his last match (at UFC 131 against Mike Massenzio) was relegated to the preliminary card Facebook stream.
“I believe the fight is going to be on Spike. That’s what they told me anyway,” said Soszynski. “I’m excited to be back on TV. My last fight wasn’t on TV but I’m looking forward to being back on TV and make some more money from my sponsors.”
UFC 140 goes down this December 10 from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, and will feature a title fight in the main event between UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones and former champ Lyoto Machida.