Originally Posted by WouldLuv2FightU
I get the feeling Ken's behavior was scripted. I think Dana wanted Tito to be the one with all of the appeal on the show. He knew Shamrock was getting close to the end of his career, and Tito is just getting more and more popular and is still young and has a bright future selling PPV tickets for Dana. I think 1.) Ken was told to take it easy for ratings 2.) The editors of the show made it even worse. Ken is a good coach, and he loves coaching, hence the reason he is now coaching for the IFL, and hence the reason he has had The Lion's Den for so long. Dana is trying to fool newer fans into thinking Tito>Ken because Tito is the future and Ken is the past. Some of the comments we see people make on any of the TUF shows are so taken out of context it's not even funny. I've seen guys commenting on the result of a fight, but you can tell they are making the comment days or weeks before the fight even happens, just cuz you might recognize a scratch on their face or something. I wouldn't read to deep into Ken's 'bad' coaching skills, I really think it was all a facade. The UFC is notorious for taking shit outta context. (THIS MAN IS NOT HUMAN!)
Do you seriously believe that the UFC and Dana White are so bereft of morals that they'd toss the careers of 8 fighters under the bus to improve Tito Ortiz' rep? Waitaminute, don't answer that. What's the opposite of a nuthugger? There seem to be a few people here who can find a nefarious plot in any situation. DANA WHITE GAVE THE FIGHTERS STAPH INFECTIONS ON TUF4 BECAUSE XYIENCE IS GETTING INTO ANTIBIOTICS!
Think Occam's Razor: the simplest explanation is almost always the right one. In this case, Ken did a brutal job of coaching.
I'm not really familiar with Ken's coaching achievements, although I've heard of the Lion's Den (I'm new, so sue me). Has the Lion's Den produced any fighters worth mentioning recently? Everyone seems to be part of the Miletich camp or Team Punishment or Team Quest or Chute Box or wherever. I haven't heard of anyone from the Lion's Den. (I'm not being crappy here, I honestly haven't heard of anyone fighting out of the Lion's Den.)
I certainly agree that the TUF show used some editing magic and that some bits were scripted, but when it comes to the actual fighting, I still say Shamrock got out-coached.