Discussion in 'OT Bar' started by hsugh knight, May 11, 2008.
because its following the outline for a regular "reality show"
watching a classy documentary style show did a better job in hyping the fighters for me than some shitty MTV style Real World meets felony fights. This is why UFC will always seem Busch league.
you are comparing Oscar De La Hoya's training for a fight to a reality show designed to create and develop exposure for no name mma fighters.
spend the $5 and go the fuck back to the main forum.
i say ditch the reality bullshit.
people are attracted to sports, in large part, based on the human interest aspect.
at the moment TUF fighters just look like a bunch of uneducated trailer trash tattooed ex-cons.
the biggest mma organization there is and it's so popular that 1/2 the casual fans call mma ufc and the tuf show is probably about the highest rated show on spike tv and you think it's bush league lol, yeah what is dana white thinking, they should stop what they're doing immediately cause it's just not working lmao, tell us more
Boxing is all about sensationalizing one fight at a time. In MMA it's about every fight on the card. The message is that it's "real". Instead of the Countdown it'd be nice to see a boxing-style documentary, but I bet it's not cheap and the UFC isn't going to spend as much on marketing as boxing promotions do for each event. I think the Liddell/Rampage and Liddell/Silva fights should've attracted more viewers than they did--they should have broken records. Then again, it would have pissed off a lot of people who bought into the hype only to have Chuck get KO'd so quickly. The fans carry the sport and TUF is what got the huge fanbase.
Uhh...because that's a biography and a documentary, not reality TV.