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UFC's Justine Kish cast on Discovery Channel's 'Ultimate Ninja Challenge'

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Justine Kish is going back to reality television. This time, however, it’s not as part of UFC’s “The Ultimate Fighter” program.

Kish (6-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC), a UFC women’s flyweight fighter who is coming off a split-decision loss to Ji Yeon Kim at UFC on FOX 27 in January, is part of the Discovery Channel series titled “Ultimate Ninja Challenge.”

The competition places nine contestants in the frigid outdoor conditions of rural British Columbia, Canada, where they are “challenged to endure the elements through a series of various survival missions.”

Although Kish, 30, admitted she didn’t have much in the way of survival and outdoor skills prior to joining the show, she told the Gaston Gazette that it’s a challenge she relished.

“I just knew it was something different, and it would challenge me, and I wanted something different, I wanted something to do,” Kish said. “I need goals, I need things to work on. I can’t just sit there and twiddle my thumbs after a loss.”

“Ultimate Ninja Challenge” premiered this month and airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET on the Discovery Channel.

Kish said the show was a welcomed distraction from her fighting career as she awaits word on whether she will require knee surgery. She said she was recently forced to turn down a UFC fight offer because of her injuries, and that opened the door for her to compete on “Ultimate Ninja Challenge.”

For more on the UFC schedule, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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