Originally Posted by Alex_DeLarge
They don't set that shit up like that, unless it's the semi finals. The reason why Faulkner was the last fight is because he was considered the best fighter off Team UK and they wanted to match him up with USA's worst.
Besides, judging by this cast, I seriously doubt Kimbo is going to be fighting last. To be honest, he's one of the weaker fighters on the show. If he does fight last, it'll be because the opposite team would want to match up their best against him.
Well, that part of my post was merely conjecture. One of my points was that in those little cut scene's at the end of the show they were building Faulkner up as the most impressive guy in the house and teased that he may fight the next show pretty much every time until he actually did.
I agree Kimbo should be one of the weaker guys in the house. But my thought was that Dana may want to optimize viewership because Kimbo will be more of a draw to the casual fans than anyone of the fighters who are more talented. So they can get drawn in maybe they hold on to that card longer and bait people in who would not normally watch the show. I know this isn't the WWE, and this almost sounds like a McMahon-like ploy but it could possibly translate into turning more casual fans into hardcore fans.
You also say that they don't set things up like this. However, why would they be willing to change the rules of the show? Dana kept saying how one of his favorite parts of the show was how they had to fight their way in at the beginning of this past season. What I'm suggesting (whispering into Rashad and Rampage's ears to hold off on putting Kimbo into the cage) is far more subtle than just straight up changing the rules like they already have after he did not indicate anything but the fact that he likes the way it is set up already.
He knows that with Kimbo competing he has an opportunity to bring in more viewers which ultimately will bring in more money.