Exclusive: "The Dream Catcher" Eric Spicely Part 2
Joseph Bruen: You are apart of this seasons The Ultimate Fighter! Tell us all about how that opportunity came about for you and everything that led up to the arrival at the house.
Eric Spicely: Being on this season of The Ultimate Fighter has been great. I attended open tryouts in December. My supplement sponsor Scivation paid for my trip out there. I was selected out of a group of roughly 300
Joseph Bruen: All your hard work seems to be paying off as you have made it to The Ultimate Fighter! How does it feel hearing that now that reality has had time to set in?
Eric Spicely: It feels great. I've worked really hard to get to this spot. A lot of my friends have done the show and it feels really surreal to join them in MMA history.
Joseph Bruen: You represent Team Claudia on the show. Tell us about her and how she is off the camera. She comes off on TV as a caring individual but someone you certainly wouldn't want to cross.
Eric Spicely: Claudia is one of the most caring wonderful coaches ever. She's a high level fighter and it translates to her coaching ability. It really felt like we were a family while we were there.
Joseph Bruen: What are your thoughts of the opposing coach on The Ultimate Fighter, Joanna?
Eric Spicely: Joanna is just how she seems. She's a cold killer. That's her style and that's what gotten her this far.
Joseph Bruen: Tell us how a typical day of filming goes on the show and how involved they actually are in your personal day to day activities. Is there any privacy at all in the house?
Eric Spicely: There is no privacy in the house. There are no doors on our rooms. The house is covered in cameras and microphones. They don't interact with you or tell you to do or say anything but they are around us all day.
Joseph Bruen: Your pro wrestling trainer Biff Busick (NXT star Christopher Gerard) has been signed to NXT. How does it feel to see your trainer succeed on the grand stage of pro wrestling?
Eric Spicely: It feels great to see Chris doing great things. He was a great trainer. He really took care of Chuck O'neil and I. He booked us our first match and believed in us.