UFC president Dana White was asked about a start date for The Ultimate Fighter 17 in 2013, but even the normally leak-friendly boss didn’t want to say a word.
“We’re still working on it,” said White, during a conference call Tuesday. “As soon as it’s ready, we’ll announce it. We’re not ready.”
TUF 17 is scheduled to begin in January with UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and contender Chael Sonnen serving as coaches. The season is currently being filmed.
It had previously been reported that TUF would air on Wednesdays, returning to the day of the week the show previously aired during its run on Spike TV. Since joining FX, the program has aired on Friday nights to very up-and-down ratings.