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Old 10-31-2007, 03:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Next TUF Season: Become an Ultimate Fighter

I imagine that this has been discussed before, but figured I'd throw it up for grins.

I think that the next TUF season should be a batch of untrained/unexperienced people who just love to watch MMA and want an opportunity to give it a spin.

I'd rather watch out of shape people giving 100% than watching high-school level drama coming from prospective underwear models. I think it would give a lot of people some life incentive to say "If he can do it...."
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Old 10-31-2007, 03:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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yea i like the idea of less drama and more training, but i dont know i'd think that the fights would be boring. i could see them all just goin to the judges.

iether i think they need to change something im sick of 50 min. of drama and 10 min of fighting.
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Old 10-31-2007, 04:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I love it the way it is. It seems to improve every season anyway with slight rule changes and more of an emphasis on training / fighting.

May I remind you that the point of TUF is to recruit new talent that could have future success in the UFC (as well as attracting a fan base obviosly). Therfore I think bringing in some untrained ameauteurs is an awfull idea. The fights would be terrible and they wouldnt deserve the opportunity there getting.
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Old 10-31-2007, 10:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I think if the producers chose carefully, they would end up with people whose determination and heart would be inspiring. this would require more footage of training which has always interested me more than the dumb ass drama (with the exception of the the incredibly technical backyard brawl).
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Old 10-31-2007, 10:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
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thats a good call man. i had been pushing for the opposite... you know, have some experienced go getters come in and less noobs. but i think if you managed to find some new guys willing to give it their all, more power to them. i don't think they should get a UFC contract through. WEC would be more appropriate. either way... i like that idea.
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Old 10-31-2007, 10:39 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I'd like to see that too, but what are they going to do after that won the contract?! I seriously doubt they can 'survive' out there
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Old 10-31-2007, 10:40 PM   #7 (permalink)
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thats why i say they should go to a smaller promotion. I think WEC would be great. Its like the minor leagues of MMA. although some of the talent there is rapidly outgrowing the promotion.
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Old 11-01-2007, 10:40 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I thought about "Where would these inexperienced fighters belong in the UFC after TUF?" Honestly, I think it would help the show. We all have our favorite fighters, and the more seasoned MMA fans definitely seem to stick to their fighters versus jumping from bandwagon to bandwagon of the next hottest contender. I've seen enough fights that I enjoy watching people evolve through their careers as much as the fight themselves.

I remember watching season one of 'The Contender' and having WAY more emotional buy-in for those guys than I've had for almost anyone in TUF, and I'm MUCH more partial to MMA than boxing. Season two of 'The Contender' became such drama 'This is my only way out of poverty' type event that I got tired of it. I think true winners succeed at all aspects of life, not just the ring. TUF seems to be going down the road or recruiting desperate fighters and not driven fighters.

Lets get some driven people in and teach them MMA, I think that would be fun to watch. I remember the first time I was caught in a guillotine choke from top-guard and had my arms pinned so I couldn't tap or even verbally submit. I was tasting my adam's apple for about three days wondering what the hell I was doing training MMA. Looking back I would have loved to seen the expression on my face, and I think it would be a real blast to see people's first experiences.

Plus, I think the fights would be just as exciting, and probably less likely to go to decision as defenses aren't as solid yet.
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Old 11-01-2007, 04:29 PM   #9 (permalink)
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considering the boring fights this year, I would say yes to getting a totaly amatuer line going, I think it would be fun. Sure the winner would have no chance in the UFC but perhaps they could qualify for a spot in the next TUF season. By the way these TUF seasons are going I think half or more of the fighters do not have any mma experiance anyway. Another point is you don't need to have 10 years of training in mma to be a good fighter, there are many guys on the street that would take very quickly and easily to fight training and would kick some serious butt in a short time.
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Old 11-01-2007, 04:37 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Actually, TeamPunishment I disagree. I think by having complete amateurs, fights would be over quickly, either to light KO punches (that a veteran would be able to take) or mistakes made that get beginners subbed easily.

I think it's a great idea. I'd do it. I love fighting, but I'm not a fighter. I'd give it a shot. I have a tattoo, so I'm halfway there right?
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