Originally Posted by The Don
the real point o the show is money, and while it does showcase up and coming fighters, the main point is to attract new fans and make more money.
This is true the fans love Forrest he sells tickets as does Leben even though Leben isnt really good enough to fight in the UFC they keep him around coz hes popular.
TUF's sole purpose is for the fans to get to know up and coming fighters and bring all the reality TV fanatics to the UFC.
TUF = new fans = ticket sales = MONEY
which is all that really matters in the end.