First off mrmyz could be making this up, but I doubt it. I read some of his other posts and he didn't seem like he had some anti UFC agenda and was trying to make them look bad.
Honesty I have been pretty nieave about UFC and how they get talent as apposed to personality. I really believed that overall they wanted the best fighters, and if they had personality then that was a plus. Now it just seems they are getting a little crazy with this stuff, I know it is a reality show, but the people that watch it want good fights. I remember someone had a thread about an article they had on MMAweekly (I think it was MMAweekly anyway) about how the ratings are better when there is a suspected good fight, as apposed to drama BS like when whats his name got kicked off the show.
Recruiting people based so heavaliy on peronality just does not make sense to me. Sixteen year old girls are not watching the show or the sport, badass, hardnosed guys do. And these type of guys don't want to see drama, we want to seem good fights.
Dana should think about this. Would the people who watch MMA rather see a show with respectful fighters and not much to it other than the fight, but the fight is Fedor vs CroCop. Or would the guys rather see a show about Nick Diaz throwing a shoe at Danny Abbadi and them getting mad at each other, and then them fighting a shitty fight at the end. That might not of made too much sense, but I hope you get the point.
Not only do I think it is bullshit that Dana runs the try outs like he does, but I honestly do not think it is a good business move. That just pisses me off. I can't imagine how bad you must feel mrmyz, but if you kick enough ass maybe they can't help but give you a contract, or maybe you can even get to Pride if they stay afloat.
"Everybody underestimates the kick in the groin." - Bas Rutten