Rene Cervantes

Challenge Comeback: How Does Brad Think The Game Has Changed?

The 'Cutthroat' champ is returning the MTV show

Brad last donned a Challenge uniform when he and his fellow Red Team members crushed Cutthroat and emerged victorious. Now, after a seven-plus years hiatus, the Real World: San Diego alum is back on familiar MTV ground and vying for a second win on Vendettas.

"I’m here with a fresh and clean slate -- I’m excited to here," the three-time runner-up (for The Duel, The Gauntlet III and The Duel II) revealed to MTV News about his return. "I’ve met a lot of new people and reconnected with people I’ve known in the past. I feel like I have a lot of good relationships that I’m managing in this house; however, that could change any day or any moment. If anybody tries to jeopardize my position, revenge will immediately be taken against that person."

While Brad is a tad rusty when it comes to the politics and strategy, he isn't letting his lengthy Challenge absence affect his potential play.

"I don’t feel like the game has changed a whole lot," Brad stated about Season 31. "There’s new faces, but that’s to be expected. I trained the best I could to be as prepared as possible. I feel great -- I’m kind of just rolling with the punches."

Are you excited to see Brad back? Sound off in the comments, and stay with MTV News as we gear up for the premiere of The Challenge: Vendettas on Tuesday, January 2 at 9/8c. And in the meantime, watch Brad open up about his Twitter beef with Tony in the video below.