Originally Posted by KillerG
I like TUF, its weekly, something that UFC isnt. And you can get to see the other side of the big UFC stars like Matt being a bit of a ****, and Chuck being helpfull with his overhand right killer. Shamrock not knowing his **** from his pinky, and that cocky little JJ fighter that never fights running down Royce.
You often get to see the other side of fighters that you wouldnt always see, like Matt Serra heling Shorty Carter even though he hates the guy, i really like Serra teh terra not, where before i wouldnt have gave a crap.
I personally think its adds a extra elliment to UFC, some may not like it but as a slight newcommer to the sport i like it. I mean ive seen like 20-30 UFC's inc 1+2+3 and the latest 10, but dont know a lot about a lot of the fighters so this show helps
That about sums up my thoughts on the TUF idea, too. I love being able to watch 'fresh' fights every week.
I like the idea of LHW and mixing old guys and new guys. I think that should set up some interesting dynamics (read: in-house 'drama'), and it should show us who's hungrier: the guys who want to get to the UFC or the guys who want to get back
to the UFC.
I'm of two minds about "respecting the fighters". On the one hand, these guys are all very tough SOBs - so I hear what people are saying about that. On the other hand, if you pay your dollar, you get to holler. I view it this way: say you're watching football and I say that the receiver sucks because he dropped a catchable ball. You could say,"Well, he's better than you
." The thing is I'm
not being paid to play football and he is. The comment is made relative to his competition. Same deal in MMA: Danny Abbadi takes a beating on these boards because he's a scrub relative to the other fighters
but he would still destroy the vast majority of the viewing public.
Ok, maybe not Danny Abbadi, but you get the idea.