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.