16 Mar 2009 10:39:37 AM
(Props: MMA Fanhouse.)
I admit it, after watching the above promo video for season nine of Spike TV’s “The Ultimate Fighter,” I’m excited. Maybe the hokey “It’s U.S. Against Them” tagline is working on me, or maybe (probably) I’m just a sucker for The Sex Pistols.
Regardless, the part of me that wants to believe fighters when they blame positive steroid tests on totally legit nutritional supplements also wants to believe that TUF can be fun again. And who knows, maybe exploiting nationalistic loyalties and hilarious cultural differences (just wait until the first time a Brit fighter talks about smoking fags) is the perfect solution for the stale formatting and predictable antic-heavy presentation. With that in mind, here are the five things I’d like to see from “The Ultimate Fighter” this time around:
1. Don’t Make Me Feel Bad About Myself For Watching This
Look, Spike TV producers. I’m a male between the ages of 18-34, but that doesn’t mean I want to watch grown men drink one another’s urine. In fact, when I find myself watching a show that is ostensibly about fighting, and yet the bulk of the episode is dedicated to the ingestion of bodily fluids, I start to question some of the decisions I’ve made that have brought me to this point. It’s the same with property destruction. We’ve seen it. There isn’t any new ground to break (pun intended). Please, let’s grow up a little and move on.Read More DIGG THIS