This is going to be so FUNNY with Rampage and his comedy haha, how can you not like this guy? I cant wait!
I do agree with ya. Rampage and his over-the-top humor vs Forest with his deadpan style. Really compliment each other (ie...Forest's comment last night on the Video Game Awards to Rampage: "You couldn't kick my ass in a game of Halo" after the Champ quipped "You know my team is gonna whup yo teams ass"). Hilarious.
However, as coaches, I gotta wonder sometimes about Dana's choices. Forest I believe is the better pick here. This stems mainly from the well known fact that Rampage "hates to train". He has said it. Of course, he DOES train, but he doesn't like to. We'll see how he chooses to motivates his fighters.
The other thing that bugs me a little here is the direction Dana and the UFC management seem to be taking with the TUF series. I have always thought (and it certainly started off this way) that the show was supposed to be a "talent pool" from which the UFC could draw some really good fighters and give them a shot at a very legitimate future in the UFC.
This past season has panned out (for me anyway) as little more than another reality TV series. The bullshit that MOST of those dudes were doing in the house MOST of the time was little more than a bunch of immature frat boys would be pulling the first time that they got away from mommy and daddy. There are two (maybe three) fighters from that entire show that will ever actually be a legitimate name in the UFC...Mac Danzig being one of them. Put ANY of the others in the ring with ANY of even the mid-tier fighters in the WW division and they are gonna get 100% schooled. Fickett, Kos, Karo...they'd stomp a hole right through their respective asses.
I wonder if Dana (and the rest of the UFC mgt team) are trying to find really really good fighters to start filling out the ranks in ALL of the divisions of our still growing sport
OR are they just looking for ratings and entertainment for typical "reality TV shock value"? Sometimes...hell...MOST of the time...it makes me wonder.