Iím enjoying this season, but I generally enjoy TUF. Still loving the production of the show as the flow is much better than the Spike version.
I can see why people are tuning out as I thought last nightís fight was watchable but sloppy. Given that Taleb broke his foot in the first thirty seconds it is more understandable but when I was watching I could not understand why he seemed to tentative. I picked Taleb over Tyler and thought he should have taken the third round because of the takedown at the end. I didnít think Tyler reversing it really changed the entire round, but thatís how it goes. For all of Tylerís ability to just walk in and start swinging he took a lot of damage and I canít see that playing well in his next bout. If Tyler maintains that style, and I canít see him changing that much over the six week filming process, he is going to be in terrible shape when this is all over. For a guy that is only 19 heís got the guts and potential, but needs to get in an established camp to capitalize (as well move down to 170).
Of course Iím cheering Team Canada but I like the Aussies more and more. Chris Indichís blog on MMA Junkie sums it up best:
It was a really special opportunity and a once-in-a-lifetime kind of thing. Some guys think it was the worst thing that ever happened to them and say theyíll never go into the house again, but I thought it was a unique experience, and I would definitely do it again.
It annoys the hell out of me to see some of the TUF fighters bitchin about living all expenses paid, free room, board and food, and full time training for six weeks.