Shit, I was so busy being a lazy fuck last week that I forgot to write up a review of BET’s Iron Ring. I watched the first two episodes and here’s what I think: it basically plays like one big infomercial for mixed martial arts, which is good. I’m not big on the thug culture that’s displayed a lot in the show, but it’s not so bad that it made me turn the show off. I’d say as far as that shit goes, there’s a split down the middle: half the coaches are complete retards and the other three are actually pretty cool peeps.
Most retarded ‘coaches’ in order of retardation:
- Floyd Mayweather
- Dipset (Julez Santana & Jim Jones)
Coolest ‘coaches’ in order of coolness
- Lil John
I based my judgements on a few things like respect for the sport, respect for the fighters, ability to speak sentences that don’t end with “knowadisayin?”, and overall intelligence displayed. T.I. was by far the hugest fucking moron of the bunch, claiming he was the biggest and baddest of them all and that he’d never lost a fight ever. You also never see this 130 pound wuss anywhere without a posse of big fat fuckers who weigh in at over a ton all together. All in all, he is the embodiment of everything I hate about hip-hop ‘gangsta’ culture.
On the other end of the spectrum, Ludacris seemed very humble about his role, saying that he was going to involve himself in the training to learn about the sport and the fighters. Lil John said MMA was a great way for people to get out their aggression without ending up in jail.
The show itself is interesting because it’s so damned chaotic. Every episode of TUF, you know what to expect. But with Iron ring, every episode is completely different and random. Already the third episode has been set up where one of the tryout rejects will face off against someone who was picked, simply because the reject got in the coaches face and demanded a shot. Simply put, ya never know what the fuck is gonna happen on this show, so at the least it stays entertaining.
So while the show does have a lot of stupidity, overall it’s entertaining stuff. I’m gonna keep watching, and keep blogging about the show.