UFC hopefuls compete with the viewer often winning...Rating: 5 likes, 0 dislikes
This is an entertaining reality show. The UFC has really in the last decade skyrocketed in popularity, and it's becoming a very profitable busines for Dana White.
Every season is different. We have gotten quite a different variety of personalties here as coaches from Randy Couture, to Matt Hughes, to Rich Franlkin to Ken Shamrock and even Tito Oritz.
The fighters come from many backgrounds: Jijutsu, wrestling, you name it.
Sometimes the fighters are MMA wannabees, other times like in the "comeback" season these were former Pro UFC fighters hoping to get a second chance in the UFC to capture back glory.
Depending on what fight you watch you might see a great fight. often times the fights are short but they are still hard hitting. Every now and then you'll get a squash match and to serve up as laughs you'll see one fighter who has NO BUSINESS in the UFC. Last season it was Gabe Rudiger who couldn't even cut a measley three pounds to compete.
For me though this is the type of show where the viewers always win. UFC fights typically aired on PPV only but SpikeTV has really embraced the UFC and sees the success it offers (it often does better than Spike's
other acquisition TV deal TNA IMPACT!!).
Likewise, viewers can see up and coming fighters like Joe Lauzon, Michael Bisping, Manny Gamburyan and Forest Griffin who really give competitive fights. Competitive fights mean great entertainment and seeing this for free on cable is worth watching. Overall, The Ultimate Fighter is one of those shows that does live up to its name.
Review posted on Thursday, August 23rd 2007 at 5:34 pm