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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-25-2007, 07:09 PM
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Originally Posted by pt447
that's awesome. i hated how every episode was literally about makin the easiest fight possible. it's dumb. it should be about the best matchups, like it would be in reality. what are you learning if your coaches only ever have you fight the easy fight?
We still won't see the toughest guys fighting each other early on. All this means is that the two coaches will alternate trying to create the most lopsided matchup possible. The weak guys on each team will be weeded out much more quickly. This will improve the quality of the finalists and winner imho.

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post #12 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-27-2007, 07:11 PM
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post #14 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-28-2007, 12:21 AM
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well if it alternates, coaches will yell at their team a lot less for losing constantly, and not being able to choose. But I liked the coaches winning then choosing, just watching Tito have Ed Herman wait till the last prelim. fight was a lot of fun. Every episode: "Tito is playing mind games with me!!"

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post #15 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-28-2007, 12:38 AM
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I think there are good arguments on both side. I will therefore reserve judgement and see if we get a good season.
I will say this if the viewership does not increase, or if they do not figure in TIVO viewers then this show might be DEAD. All I hear is bitching about the ratings.
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post #16 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-28-2007, 09:48 PM
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we'll only know if the rule change was a good one through the trial and error process. but either way, with a "hammer" or not, even the better fighters are not "ensured" to move far into the tournament. remember, everyone has a puncher's chance!

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post #17 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-09-2007, 01:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Cowmilker
Exactly. I don't see how this would benefit the show at all, but whatever. I think that they should pick the weakest fighters out, because if not you might end up with someone like Wayne Weems as your TUF champion. That would suck.
exactly i think the old way makes for more exciting finales and and end season fights.

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im not gonna knock it till i see how its gonna work who says there still isnt gonna be easy fights
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post #19 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-11-2007, 01:26 AM
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I disagree completely. The reason why that was good, was because we would have all the tomato cans like Andy Wang and Danny Abbadi out in the first round.
Andy Wang, a can. Are you kidding?

The Wangster will be champion someday. He was robbed on the show. He was clearly the most lethal fighter there.

If they had an open Grand Prix UFC tournament, he'd roll right through everyone: Rampage, Shogun, Liddell, GSP. Line 'em up, Wang will knock them down.

Okay. Okay. I was just kidding.

The rule change could allow inferior fighters, like Wang, to advance further in the competition than they should. They should keep the old system which would ensure that the weak get picked off early.

We will see competitive matchups against equally skilled fighters under this new system, but they may be fights between to low level skilled guys, The bad thing is that one of them will advance and he may face a guy who advanced in the same fashion as he did.

If this happens a few times, you could have a Wang or an Abaddi in the finals.
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