UFC: Welcome to the 29th season of The Ultimate Fighter. How does it feel to be here?
Murdock: Being in the UFC is the ultimate goal, so having another opportunity here is super exciting. That’s all. It’s time for sacrifices to mean something and represent something, so it’s exciting.
UFC: How will entering the house with experience help you?
Murdock: I have been fighting since 2009, so the experience is there; it’s just about showing up and doing whatever it is you can do and control in the fight. I am here to enjoy the process and I am honored to continue and to be able to compete. I’m not going to worry about anything else.
Check out each participant’s profile on The Return of The Ultimate Fighter here.
UFC: What will be the biggest challenge for you in the series?
Murdock: The biggest challenge for me is trying to get along with everyone and knowing that I could fight any of these guys anytime. I just need to get this out of my mind and focus on the fight. Focusing on the fight is going to be the biggest challenge.
UFC: Why are you going to be a fan favorite this season?
Murdock: I’ve been through adversity since the start of my career, and I think people understand me and I think they’re going to see me overcome other things this season. That, and I know how to fight.
Be sure to tune in to Season 29 of The Ultimate Fighter, which premieres live on ESPN + on June 1 at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.