The Ultimate Fighter Is Getting Out Of Control
I have to tell you guys something, I despise reality television. I think that it is just some sort of social experiment where all of the outcomes are manipulated by a production company. Nothing makes me angrier than the direction that The Ultimate Fighter is going in. I will admit, the first season was a ground-breaker, but it was only considered that because it actually produced good fighters, such as Forrest Griffin, Diego Sanchez, Kenny Florian, etc. One of those guys actually won a championship, a couple of them have received title shots, and a couple more have been ranked in the top 10 of their division. We have not seen those types of results in years.
Unfortunately, in our society, drama drives ratings. So, it would only be smart to stick a bunch of drunk fighters in a house and watch the mayhem unfold. The only problem with this is that none of the recent seasons have produced any decent, good talent. Remember when Dana White was praising Uriah Hall? He was literally one fight away from being cut and he faced the perfect opponent for him to win, which makes me think that the UFC wants this kid to stick around. The only real hope that The Ultimate Fighter has to producing a good fighter is Kelvin Gastelum, but that is a whole other article.
Now, The Ultimate Fighter: China has cast a yoga instructor who does not have a professional fight under his belt. Is this some sort of joke? The Ultimate Fighter has already been dragged to death, been revived, and then dragged back through the weeds. In theory, it is a great way to get new talent into the UFC and build stars, but the results have been lacking. I say that the UFC cuts their losses and goes back to the drawing board for another idea.