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This is something i've been thinking about for a while now, since the TUF finale last year, the UK fighters have really come on a lot and what with the AKA/Roughhouse bad blood going on a UK vs USA PPV event would have a lot of great fights to offer.
The only problem i see with it is that all the top UK fighters fight between lightweight and middleweight, but anyways i still think it could work! discuss!!
 

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I agree with my Swedish friend, lets not go there...

On another note, lets have a Europe V America's TUF.
 

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I'm so excited to see TUF finally going overseas :thumbsup:

hard to believe, but America really is only one country of the World!
Yeah imagine fighters from the UK, Germany, Netherlands etc up against fighters from Brazil, America, Canada eh... Chile..
 

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Yeah imagine fighters from the UK, Germany, Netherlands etc up against fighters from Brazil, America, Canada eh... Chile..
MMA is rising in popularity a lot in Chile, a good number of schools have opened in the last couple of years, but i guess it's going to be a while until we produce someone worth noting.
 

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I am sure it would bust the entire talentpool to a whole another level! The Asian's are a great start, after that they should go to South-America or like you said Europe.
 

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I would prefer no tto create anymore international animosity than some of the d-bags in the US have done. We don't all get drunk and chant USA when homegrown fighters fight foreigners!

I don't understand why TUF hasn't included fighters form around the globe before now(UK vs USA not withstanding) There are a large number of amazing Japanese/Brazilian/Thai/shitloads of other countries fighters out there that deserve their own representation in the UFC's own interview process.
 

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There's nothing to be suprised about tbh. They already aren't picking coaches who don't speak english, why would they pick foreigners who don't speak english? Don't get me wrong, I'm all up for the idea, as I would love to see some guys from Brazil, Japan, Europe etc. in the show, but what would they do? Not communicate for 6+ weeks, or would have a personal translator running around?
 

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There's nothing to be suprised about tbh. They already aren't picking coaches who don't speak english, why would they pick foreigners who don't speak english? Don't get me wrong, I'm all up for the idea, as I would love to see some guys from Brazil, Japan, Europe etc. in the show, but what would they do? Not communicate for 6+ weeks, or would have a personal translator running around?
Who said they wouldn't speak english? Lyoto Machida, Rua, and many others are foreigners who speak enough english to say what needs to be said. And as for non-english speaking students, translators would be annoying but doable. Why would a potentially world-class fighter be ignored because of a language barrier?
 

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There's nothing to be suprised about tbh. They already aren't picking coaches who don't speak english, why would they pick foreigners who don't speak english? Don't get me wrong, I'm all up for the idea, as I would love to see some guys from Brazil, Japan, Europe etc. in the show, but what would they do? Not communicate for 6+ weeks, or would have a personal translator running around?
I think USA vs EUROPE is a cool idea, I don't think it would matter if there were translators whilst the fighters are training, because for the t.v they could just subtitle the shows as i'm sure there would be an actual small number of totally non english speaking fighters.
From an entertainment point of view for tuf it may be a bit irritating, but the fights I think will be worth it.
 

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I think USA vs EUROPE is a cool idea, I don't think it would matter if there were translators whilst the fighters are training, because for the t.v they could just subtitle the shows as i'm sure there would be an actual small number of totally non english speaking fighters.
From an entertainment point of view for tuf it may be a bit irritating, but the fights I think will be worth it.
That's the thing, all those problems could be resolved with subtitles, translators etc., but I doubt that the UFC wants to go through it.
 

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There's nothing to be suprised about tbh. They already aren't picking coaches who don't speak english, why would they pick foreigners who don't speak english? Don't get me wrong, I'm all up for the idea, as I would love to see some guys from Brazil, Japan, Europe etc. in the show, but what would they do? Not communicate for 6+ weeks, or would have a personal translator running around?
If they did it, like 100% of the european fighters would speak perfect or atleast decent english. Maybie 50% of the brazilians and japanese would speak it. As for other nations it varies. My point is that alot of young people speak english. I started learning english at around 10 and I use it almost as much as I use Swedish, mostly because I speak english at work.

The world is growing smaller every day! :thumb02:
 

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I can see why they don't want people who can't speak decent English. It would completely kill their ratings. It's pretty tough listening to some of the post-fight speeches the fighters do with Rogan.

I don't think people wanna sit through a whole season of "I make good knockout" (no offense to foreigners).

It's not just about speaking English though. The Brits spoke English and their accents were horrible.
 

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Europe vs USA sounds like a good idea, it could definately be feasable.

As for accents, I'm from the north of England and i'm sure unless i took efforts to clean my accent some Americans would struggle to understand me - most Americans seem to think i'm Scottish or Irish, but i can't understand Alan Belcher so i guess it works both ways!
 

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I can see why they don't want people who can't speak decent English. It would completely kill their ratings. It's pretty tough listening to some of the post-fight speeches the fighters do with Rogan.

I don't think people wanna sit through a whole season of "I make good knockout" (no offense to foreigners).

It's not just about speaking English though. The Brits spoke English and their accents were horrible.
Thats only a point of view! From my perspective the Brits had awesome accents (have no trouble at all understanding). Infact I prefer listening to english accent rather then american because it sounds better.

If you think the brits had horrible accents you should hear the Greek guy at my work!!
 
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