Originally Posted by langloin
On the earlier seasons of the ultimate fighter (I think seasons 1 and 2) instead of alternating or winning to gain control of who fights, challenges were used to determine what team gets control. If any one remembers the challenges didnt always involve contact or direct techniques used in fighting. One was 3 fighters from each weight class hung from a circular set of monkey bars and as a team you had to be the last team with a fighter on the bars.
To me these challenges were entertaining. Personally I liked watching the heavy weights trying to pull eachothers socks off. I liked seeing fighters in other environments.
Does anybody know why they chose to switch from challenges to other means?? Also does anybody else want to see the challenges return in future seasons??
I do, especially because it gives these guys something to do besides just train and drink. And I don't remember anyone getting sent home due to losing a challenge... in fact, I think that would defeat the purpose of the show. I think you're mixing Survivor in with TUF, Hammerlock.