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TUF: Joe Proctor vs Chris Tickle

The Ultimate Fighter Live on FX continues this Friday, live on FX at 10 p.m. ET/PT (Delayed on the West Coast) when Team Faberís Joe Proctor (8-1), of Pembroke, Mass., takes on Team Cruzís Chris Tickle (8-4), of Bloomington, Ill., for a spot in the quarterfinals.

With Team Faberís Michael Chiesa notching a victory over Team Cruzís Jeremy Larsen last week, the two coaches and bitter rivalsí squads are tied at two wins apiece.

Below is a description of the upcoming ďDogs With No BarkĒ episode:

ďTempers flare between Mike Rio and Justin Lawrence during sparring. Both teams enjoy a relaxing Easter Sunday. Then, house loudmouth Chris Tickle faces tough guy Joe Proctor in the fifth preliminary fight.Ē

Proctor and Tickle are looking to move into the quarterfinals along with previous winners James Vick, Justin Lawrence, Al Iaquinta and Chiesa.

The 13-week season will culminate with a championship fight and three-hour finale on June 1. The coaches will then meet on July 7 when Cruz defends his title against Faber in the rubber match of their epic rivalry.

Below are select quotes from Proctor and Tickle. Please let us know if youíd like to have the fighters answer any more questions.


Q: How did it feel when your name was called on to fight Friday?

A: When my name was called on Friday I was excited. Iíve been waiting four or five weeks to get in there and show everybody what Iíve been training for.

Q: What have you been doing since then to prepare for the fight?

A: Since my name was called, Iíve just been taking it light by hitting a lot of mitts, working my strength, and critiquing everything for a good game plan.

Q: How has the support of the Team Faber coaching staff been?

A: The Team Faber coaching staff is unbelievable. Theyíre behind me a hundred percent and constantly motivating me and constantly pushing me. Theyíve got me ready for this fight and I canít wait for it.

Q: What do you think your strength is going into this fight?

A: I think my strength going into this fight is everything. Iím well rounded. If it goes to the ground Iím good, and Iím more than happy to stand up too. I can finish anyway I feel like.

Q: Howís life in the house?

Life in the house is hectic. As much as I love being here and having this great opportunity, I really canít wait to get back home and see all my friends and my family.

Q: Whatís the first thing youíre going to do when you get home?

A: The first thing Iím going to do when I leave the show is hug my girlfriend.


Q: How is everything going so far?

A: Trainingís going great. Domís been busting our butts pretty hard every day. Iím happy and in good shape so Iím ready to fight.

Q: How did it feel when your name was called on to fight Friday?

A: I was happy when Faber called me out. I get to shut his mouth and whoop some ass, so Iím ready to go.

Q: What do you think about your opponent Joe Proctor?

A: Proctor is a tough guy. I think heís the best fighter on Team Faber. Heís well rounded and weíll see what he can do.

Q: Do you think youíve improved since joining the show?

A: Definitely, my cardio is up and Iíve learned a lotĖ Iím the best fighter Iíve ever been.

Q: Whatís the first thing youíre going to do when you get home?

A: Iím going to go home and cuddle with my fiancť.

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