Mike Chiesa anticipated what was coming when he picked up the phone.
"I was in the middle of training in my morning session, actually, and someone came and grabbed me and was like, 'Put your mic on and call your mom,'" Chiesa told MMAjunkie.com and USA TODAY. "I was like, 'Oh, [expletive].' I already knew."
Chiesa had just fought his way into the final 16 fighters in this season's edition of "The Ultimate Fighter: Live," and now faced a moral dilemma.