FloGrappling has just announced the latest addition to their schedule, a grappling reality show entitled ‘Who’s Next?’ which will feature two teams of grapplers coached by Craig Jones and Tim Spriggs. Craig Jones is one of the world’s best grapplers who recently fought for the Who’s Number One Light-Heavyweight title but was unable to beat out Pedro Marinho. Spriggs on the other hand is the current WNO Heavyweight champion and he won his title by submitting two out of his three opponents at the WNO Championships tournament event.
Both of these men will be coaching a team of eight fighters as they compete for a $10,000 three-match contract with Who’s Number One, and a massive opportunity to boost their profile. The show will start airing in May 2022 and each of these men will fight each other in a tournament format, with each match being submission-only and with no time-limit in place. Each match could be over in the blink of an eye, or it could take hours for one man to submit the other. All submissions will be legal as well, just as they would be under the regular Who’s Number One ruleset that the eventual winner will be competing under.
This won’t just be a regular tournament either, as the show itself will be structured in a similar fashion to the Ultimate Fighter, where the competitors will also be pitted against each other in physical and mental challenges throughout their time on the show. The eventual winner will have to endure several tough challenges and submit four elite competitors throughout the course of the tournament, no doubt managing to improve their game phenomenally under the watchful eye of either Jones or Spriggs along the way.