In past topics to improve TUF the TUF USA vs UK was very supported here. Many people were for it or even vs Japan, etc.
Many also felt that the UFC did not do enough to support foreign fighters getting into the UFC at the ground level. ANd on this forum many wnated to see more international competitors. (It is hard to get into a country with a work permit for a temporary contarct and other problems, of course.)
It was generally agreed that a internationally flavored TUF would also solve that problem and remove obstacles for some out of country fighters to enter.
So on one hand the UFC is about fighter on fighter crime, but:
1. This will get some UK fighters an opportunity to win the entry level contract.
2. This will tap into a new talent pool- just like early TUF's that produced quite a few mainstays. The US pool has been a little thinned out.
3. This will indeed make MMA more popular in the UK.
Even if it is really not country vs country, the positives really outweigh that piddly issue. Of course now we can see people throw chairs into walls while screaming with british accents- nothing like variety