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Old 10-01-2009, 01:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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TUF 10 is personality-driven

The fights may not have set my world on fire so far, but I'm getting into TUF 10 for the same reason I got into TUF 1 -- for the personalities.

Kimbo has turned out to be some kind of thug philosopher. I'm slowly becoming a fan.

Marcus is a the gentle giant. I've enjoyed the exchanges so far between him and Kimbo.

Roy is being cast as a heel, even though he doesn't really deserve it. He's just taking a more practical, less emotional approach than most of the guys. Still,an interesting contrast.

Wes Sims is, well, Wes Sims, and I'm sure we'll hear plenty more out of him. Maybe he'll become the true bad guy of the show once he starts getting more face time.

I'm sure the other guys have interesting stories, as well.

Then, of course, there's the Rampage-Rashad feud, which is entertaining on its own. The fact that fight isn't happening -- for a while, anyway -- has taken some of the steam out of it, but Rampage's quips are gold.

So yeah, I'm liking the fact that there are so many strong characters this season. They're making the house segments and interviews much more entertaining than they have been in a long time. Producers don't have to rely on brats like Gabe Reudiger, dummies like Junie Browning or the spoiling of food with bodily fluids, like they have in recent seasons. And I'm liking that.

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Old 10-01-2009, 02:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Agreed. And I think that was the secret of TUF 1: each guy had his own personality to relate with.

If they want another successful TUF, they'll need to incorporate personalities and good fights. Not antics.
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Old 10-01-2009, 03:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I am in total agreement. the fights have left me sleepy so far. Kimbo is an interesting character in and of himself, I am starting to like him. I hope he gets some serious training at a good camp. He might be an MMA fighter one day if he does...
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Old 10-01-2009, 08:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The only interesting thing about this season is the personalities. As far as the fights go, an all heavyweight cast is a horrible idea. I like Rampage and Rashad. Don't like Nelson's attitude, but it's worked for him while he was the IFL's champ. As far as Kimbo goes, his personality is just an act. He won't improve as a fighter and he will never learn to apply anything that everyone has been trying to teach him.
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