What do they do for TUF tryouts?

For the first few seasons of TUF - what did they do at the tryouts? How did they choose who got accepted onto the show? Will it be the same for TUF5 tryouts (assuming they have them).

Hopskotch competition.

they interview u and tape it.i think.

I think they go by personality and conflicts of personality..

Also, it helps if you like to piss on stuff.

grappling sparring and pad work I believe. as well as an interview.

there's a grappling component, then a pad-striking component. if you look ok, then dana interviews you. i was at the nyc tryouts.

Pads, rolling and an interview, yes.

Here's a link to an article I wrote on the TUF3 tryouts: