Originally Posted by Waddup Fool
You personally could do without the girlish drama but the show can't. Without the drama the show would be dead.
And how do you know that? Have you seen TUF without the girlish drama?
So it's hard to say the show needs it
without any factual basis for the claim.
No, those sports didn't need a reality show,but this is a different day and age and the reality show has helped the sport grow. If boxing or football was the new big thing instead of something that has been around for years then they would use a reality show now to so they could grow. In fact, a lot of these sports do have a reality show as somebody pointed out. Reality shows and youtube are the new ways to promote. Thats just how it is.
Yeah, but the Reality Show format is becoming stale, don't you think. All reality shows have been doing basically the same thing for almost ten years. The format will crumble and go the way of all other fads soon.
The difference between TUF and other sports "Reality Shows" is that the other sports already had a stong following before the shows began airing.
TUF is INTRODUCING people to MMA with these drunken losers. I have to stress from my earlier post that YES, IT'S GOOD FOR THE SHORT TERM, but the sport has to be able to flourish without the douchery or it will fade away like a fad in THE LONG TERM with casuals.