After post-'TUF' troubles, Jonathan Brookins refocused for UFC on FUEL TV 1 by Steven Marrocco, MMA Junkie
"Contestants of "The Ultimate Fighter" almost always emerge as vastly improved versions of themselves on the reality-show's finale.
"They're no longer in the pressure cooker of the house, time has passed, and they've picked up useful skills.
"'TUF 12' winner Jonathan Brookins largely did what he was good at – taking backs and locking in chokes – during the show and won the competition. But after a nine-month layoff, he appeared not to have improved, but gone downhill in a bout with Erik Koch at UFC Fight Night 25."