Originally Posted by Dtwizzy2k5
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.