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UFC on FOX: Chat tonight!

You can catch a whopping 9 prelim fights on FoxSports or Facebook today starting at 4:45PM EST. Don’t be one of the f00bs missing out on Bendo / Guida! Hang out with likeminded weirdos in our chat! When they ask ‘Where were you when the UFC changed forever?’, you’ll be able to answer with certainty ‘On the interwebs!’

  • iamphoenix

    lol f00bs

  • Letibleu

    m00bs

  • iamphoenix

    just imagine, a couple years from now people are gonna be like, “man, i’ve been around since Facebook Prelims 1 dude what do you know about UFC…what’s TUF again?”

  • Letibleu

    TUF was a covert way for the UFC to test to see which new fighter had homosexual tendencies.

  • Mal666

    What channel is foxsports again ??

  • iamphoenix

    Spike

  • Blackula Jonez

    lol

  • P W

    Little known facts (copy and paste from Wikipedia):

    Dana White’s original plans, after having single-handedly invented MMA in late 2004 and scribbled down the rules and concept on the back of a used dinner napkin (bad handwriting and smudging is said to be the source of much of the frustration regarding the nonsensical rules and judging found in today’s MMA), included turning off all the lights at the beginning of each round, and then turn them back on again at the end. White reportedly got the inspiration from the movie Bloodsport (1988), in which Van Damme fights blinded at one point, and does so in a totally awesome fashion. That particular idea was later rejected by Spike, which deemed the format unsuitable for tv-broadcasting. White’s original term “dark matches” still lives on though, but now with a different meaning.

    The UFC was created as a spin-off of TUF, so that the characters from the reality show, in which so much tv-time had been invested, would have something to do after the season finished. Problematically, in the beginning there simply weren’t enough TUF fighters to fill up a whole card, so no-name fighters like BJ Penn, Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz had to be brought in. In order to associate these non-TUF fighters with the TUF brand and give them some much-needed name recognition, many were later brought in as “coaches” (although it was transparent that these people weren’t coaches, nor did they know of or do very little actual coaching) to the show. Still, TUF fighters like Chris Leben had to fight 5 times in 2006 due to the lack of TUF alumni, and cards were struggling for a long time to reach the goal of featuring at least 50% former TUF fighters. 

    TUF was also an early pioneer of programming targeted specifically to the 18-35 gay demographic. Not only were contestant forbidden to wear shirts in the house, many episodes centered around themes like scat, urine and semen, or were downright explicitly anal (Gabe Ruediger’s colonic in season 5 for example, among many other instances). The frequent scatological aspects of the show have received some criticism from the gay community, claiming the show is simply appealing to the lowest common denominator in the audience. Still, each episode of TUF was reviewed in detail in the reality tv section of popular gay blog Projectrungay.blogspot.com (now Tomandlorenzo.com). Contestants’ bodies, facial hair, style and mannerisms were discussed in detail and each fighter received a score from 1-10 based of “overall package” (notice the gay innuendo of the word “package”). It is believed that this form of internet fan marketing is behind much of the shows success.

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