“Do you want to be a Fucking Fighter”. That’s the “immortal” words of Dana White, a man so eloquent, he makes Bobby Brown sound like Shakespeare. Forget his insane need to drop the “f” bomb every 30 seconds. I have to ask every reader in all honesty: Was the new concept really that new?
Here’s a novelty: when trying to introduce a new concept, try and make sure that something very fucking similar hasn’t already been tried on other shitty reality shows. Right away, I’m going to point you in the direction of “The Contender”, which did something pretty fucking identical way back, except they intelligently tested how “in shape” fighters were. That was actually a damn good idea, since it immediately separated all the out of shape bitches from the real contenders.
We typically laugh at TUF fighter because they always come in looking shitty, and boy, what a treat we had. Last night was nothing but sloppy MMA. It’s like trying to find a crispy piece of lettuce in a McDonald trash bin. There isn’t any, and if you do find something, you don’t want to put it in your mouth. All of these guys NEED coaches, so setting them up for shitty fights right away doesn’t seem right to me. It also totally doesn’t make sense; most of these clowns are guys that fight in shitty gyms. They might have great potential, but it doesn’t mean they’ll come in with solid game plans, or solid training. What they’ve essencially done is narrow the field for no apperent reason. Sure, on paper it makes sense. But it eliminates the “underdogs” that are there to learn, and there to improve.
Now that the elimination fights are over, and his “big surprise” is revealed, has this new format really made The Ultimate Fighter any better than it already was? I don’t know about you, but the whole “win a UFC contract” is kind of a shitty prize, isn’t it? I mean, almost every fucking dude from TUF 1-5 is already fighting in the Octagon, despite not being crowned champion. I’m sure most of the guys in the house are aware of this as we speak. Why not raise the stakes a little? Or at the very least, why not have an even better fucking prize than the contract? Like a life time supply of Budweiser beer or something (wait, is that good?).
Lastly, I can’t stress this enough: when the fights are going on, get someone to fucking do the commentary, or put on some music. I’m tired of hearing 20 people yell “watch out for the choke” over and over again. It just irritates me. You apparently have two funny guys in Jackson and Griffin. Make them work harder at providing commentary. Or hire us. Yeah, Fightlinker commentary… that would make the show bareable at least.