Perhaps realizing that no one wants to dig through the bowels of Spike.com to watch 2 minute clips, Spike and the UFC have launched UltimateFighter.com, the best all purpose show media site I’ve seen since South Park started up SouthParkStudios.com back in 2008. The site features everything – full episodes of all seasons, that goofy Aftermath show with Stephan Bonnar, and every fight related to the show.
Now I know what you’re saying: “I lived through these seasons of TUF before, and I’d rather rape my butt with a hair brush than watch them again.” But there’s more than just TUF contestants fighting over there. They even have the non-contestant fights from the finale series, which just off the top of my head includes stuff like Jones vs Hamill, Stevenson vs Diaz, and Guida vs Sanchez. Plus it’s also pretty cool being able to go back to early season fights involving guys like Kenny Florian and Josh Koscheck at the click of a button. Last but not least, the website also has all the TUF 11 opening round fights uncut, which is what finally made me put aside my meh attitude towards TUF and give it a shot.
All in all, even if you feel like TUF is one of the worst shows out there, you can’t help but be impressed by the website put together. This is especially true when you take a look at the UFC’s other video site, the UFC Vault. That one is aptly named because it’s about the same amount of effort as breaking into a bank vault to find anything. But you know what takes away the sting of searching in futility for prelim fights there? The three months of free vault downloading I got from buying a can of shaving cream.