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What Should TUF Look Like?

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  1. Matthew Fedler Professional Fighter Professional Fighter

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    What have you liked and disliked about previous seasons? Any new ideas you would like to see implemented?

    - Single round qualifying bouts
    - Weekly ‘Team Challenges’ to determine who picks the fight each week
    - Special seasons that determine champions or title shots must be Live editions in order for the fights to count on their official record (Rose should be 12-4, rather than 9-4)
    - Only the winner is guaranteed a UFC contract and the rest of the cast must compete in a special ‘TUF Edition’ of the Contender Series
    - No alcohol in the house to allow prospects under 21 in the house, not exclude anyone with addiction issues or religious considerations, and also just do away with the stupid/dangerous shenanigans
     
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  2. Redman092000 Banned Banned

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    Keep it the way it is except only have 1 weight class tournaments
     
  3. Rovert Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    Ref comes out with a piece of chalk draws a line , each guy takes turns throwing hooks till one is KOed , winner gets a six pack & half deck of smokes
     
  4. Ehdy_Garseah Bone apple tea mf

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    I wanna see a match were 2 flyweights tag team match a fight with one heavy weight. winner will go off to fight in a steel cage with tables, ladders, and chairs for the BMF belt.
     
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  5. Hellowhosthat Gold Belt

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    No alcohol in the house is a no from me, the majority of the most entertaining bits in the history of the show have involved alcohol.
     
  6. Kryptt Dead Belt Platinum Member

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    No Drama

    All Fights and Training.
     
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    No team challenges, winner of last fight has the control
    1 weight-class tournament
    Winner takes 1 million cash on top of the UFC contract so big names could come while the winner will still be tied to the UFC
    Contenders have to win a fight to enter the house to prevent cans (I have always been puzzled by Gray Maynard first fight)
    Could also do a season with fighters that want to have a first UFC contract vs fighters that want to remain in the UFC (losing streak)
    Karo Parisyan comes, visit the teams and ask them if they know who he is
     
  8. sissypunch Never apologise. Never explain.

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    More hooking up and emotional drama, maybe a mid-season appearance by Katy Perry or Lady Gaga.
     
  9. BEATDOWNS Titanium Belt

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    They should be voted off. Too much beating off going on...
     
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  10. Shelter Brown Belt

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    There is absolutely no reason to start TUF up again when you have the Contender Series

    They get to choose who to give contracts to (no Colton Smiths)
    No champions get tied up for months at a time as coaches
    I have to assume it's cheaper to put on

    I have no idea why they aren't leaving TUF in the past where it belongs
     
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  11. EndlessCritic Steel Belt

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    TUF 15 was probably my favorite season because it was live, and you could bet on it. But I'm sure it was a nightmare for the guys in the house.

    There have been so many absurd gimmicks. Blackzilians vs ATT is far and away the worst one. I hate comeback seasons. TUF 1-2 were dumb in that it wasn't a true tournament format, but rather an elimination format.

    I like the concept of pre-seeding (TUF 20/24/26), and I think it's been executed very well in all three seasons when it's been done.

    Overall, I think TUF has run its course, and I prefer DWCS.
     
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  12. EndlessCritic Steel Belt

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    What's wrong with Colton Smith? He had the fight of the season on the show, and his losses in the UFC were to Whittaker, Chiesa, and CDF. All three of those guys are ranked today.
     
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    Definitely a tough slate of competition, but the guy didn't exactly have a reputation for excitement. If he had fought a Contender Series fight like his house fights, he probably wasn't getting a contract offer
     
  14. Elephino Orange Belt

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    No choosing fights. Randomly chosen within the weight class.
     
  15. Dreyga2000 STOP TREATING SPECULATION AS FACT!!!

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    Don’t care as long as Colby/ Masvidal are the coaches
     
  16. IngaVovchanchyn Plutonium Belt Platinum Member

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    Some of the drama I disdain, and some is a guilty, guilty pleasure.

     
  17. Kryptt Dead Belt Platinum Member

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    I actually agree....some was solid entertainment early on. I think it's lost that magic tho. Could be wrong so I'll still tune in but mostly as mentioned.
     
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  18. TerrorTimmy Three piece and a soda

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    Less scripted drama, more fighting

    Less scripted drama, more training

    Less scripted drama, more technical lessons

    Less scripted drama, more reality

    But they gotta go all "Real World" and "Jersey Shore" so...
     
  19. IngaVovchanchyn Plutonium Belt Platinum Member

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    I hadn't watched in a while. I don't really watch a lot of tv outside of some sports on the weekend.
     
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  20. Benoitthegr8 Bum Life Practitioner Platinum Member

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    The team competitions are rewarded with a van load of hookers and alcohol.

    a loss equates to insta-banishment.

    wins by point fighting result in group heckling and shaming.

    coaches are allowed to use sparring as a means of discipline
     
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