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post #11 of 32 (permalink) Old 10-02-2008, 04:25 PM
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GOOD! The show would have half as long of a season run and we would see just fights on the shows. Sounds perfect!

I don't know about you guys, but I don't care about these guy's personalities. I want to judge them by their skill in the cage, not by how nice they are or how funny they are. It poisons the sport aspect IMO.

I could do without all the girlish drama.
thats cuz ur a hardcore MMA enthusiast. The show has to appeal to casual fans and non-fans, too. Thats how the sport grows...
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thats cuz ur a hardcore MMA enthusiast. The show has to appeal to casual fans and non-fans, too. Thats how the sport grows...
You say this like it's common sense. But that point is highly debatable.

Did Boxing, Football, Soccer, Nascar, or any other sport that you can think of need a "Reality Show" to grow?

Not that I can think of. I actually think the approach is going to strangle the sport in the long-term.

There was a once a mysterious allure as to what drove these athletes to fight. That is timeless.

This generation of fighters is driven by 15 minutes of fame, a fat paycheck, and chicks... All thanks to "The Ultimate Fighter".

For the short term it's big money. But if they don't re-structure this approach it will eventually lose a lot of interest because people get entirely too sick of the antics we are complaining about on this very thread, and anyone into the sport will be branded as one of these immature a-holes.

Just my opinion, of course.




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Did Boxing, Football, Soccer, Nascar, or any other sport that you can think of need a "Reality Show" to grow?
Those sports didn't start out on PPV.
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I think that there could be some middle ground with the amount of alcohol that is obviously very handy and in plently amount whenever they want. Let them only have it on certain days or the weekends and give them a TV to watch or actually books to read. Now of course I would not expect them to show a dude quietly reading a book on his bed or a bunch of them lazing around during the day watching soap operas- terrible TV I know.

But they set them up- just like the Real World- to have loads of alcohol and absolutely nothing to do except get drunk, play pool or have gay chicken fights in the pool outside. You have all these fighters stuck in one house with absolutely nothing to do some get tanked and, gosh, decide after 10-12 drinks to destroy things and pick fights- I'm shocked.

Then Dana gets to come in and say "I'm f#cking disappointed in you. You are all f#cking professionals so f#cking act like it. Just like I'm sounding like a f#cking perfect example of how a f#cking professional speaks!"

Instead of showing, not cut it out completely because the UFC does not want to lose the idiot "Me have ADHD and me likes drunken fights and explosions" American viewers, them fighting and competing while absolutely hammered they could actually show them competing more while training.

Keep some of the drunken idiocy for those fans but stop showing it in practically every show.

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Those sports didn't start out on PPV.
And how does that change anything?

Could you ellaborate?




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They could easily take the alcohol out and still have a very entertaining (and more dignified) show.

Did any of you watch the Contender?
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I wish they would show more training instead of the drinking. I'm not an mma fighter but I am an athlete and I would prefer to see an hour of training and fighting instead of a little fighting, a little training and a lot of bullshit. Too bad it will never be like this, because of one thing, money. On cable tv where anyone can tune in, a show where a bunch of knuckleheads are tearing a house apart and having nervous breakdowns will keep an average viewer tuned to the show as opposed to half an hour of bjj training. I was never sure, until the latest episode when they got straight to the home and opened the pantry. It was stocked with more alcohol than they could drink, even someone who doesn't drink very often is going to take advantage of that. A bunch of dudes with no ladies around, unlimited alcohol and nothing to do is begging for trouble, add to the fact that these guys are paid fighters it's only inevitable that something bad happens.

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You guys need to lighten up, them getting drunk and trashing the house makes for good watching.
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And how does that change anything?

Could you ellaborate?
Boxing = The contender
Hockey = there was one show in canada to find the next star
Racing = Star racer

Reality-TV is the new way to promote whatever you want to promote.. Why not use it ?
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I can't understand what Dana and the producers think is going to happen with a fully stocked bar, no books, no TV; they can only have chicken fights (yes, gay, but hilarious) and cook for so long, then they'll start writing "is gay" all over labels, making floats out of water bottles, ripping out banisters, etc.


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