Would you be interested in a pros vs joes style season of TUF?

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  1. typedowndefense

    typedowndefense White Belt

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    Pros vs Joes is a show on spike where amateurs try to compete against pros in an attempt to best them at their sport. Would you be interested in seeing a team of regional contenders take on a team of lower to mid tier UFC fighters on a season of TUF? I'd find it pretty interesting myself. If you think that may be stacking the odds a bit too high, you could do a half and half thing as far as teams go. Not that it would ever happen, but TUF needs all the fresh angles it can get!
     
  2. Cyantist

    Cyantist Red Belt

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    No. The chances we'd see an upset are slim to none, and I don't enjoy seeing unbalanced match ups.
     
  3. nonfighter

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    It's a bit different because of the sport. It's not like playing "one on one".

    I'd go for it if they match up once-good fighters in the twilight of their careers vs. relatively unknown up-and-comers. Even then, the concept doesn't seem like it would be sustainable.

    It would be cool to have a format like "The Iron Chef", where there's a revolving group of older MMA fighters, and each week, someone gets to challenge them to a fight. The tightest would maybe be: Joey Villase
     
  4. EndlessCritic

    EndlessCritic Gold Belt

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    You do realize that the average TUF contestant has a pro record of about 7-1 right?

    These aren't cans on TUF.
     
  5. BearAKA**

    BearAKA** Purple Belt

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    Seriously. Even the ones who aren't as experienced all have a ton of experience in a specific discipline. Not interested in another bully beatdown.
     
  6. bleaK

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    Maybe if the Joe's were brought in several months earlier to start training and were already athletes of some sort, but even then, it's probably a washout, seeing a pro fight a complete rookie is pretty weak.
     
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    I know a lot of Just Bleed fans would love it.

    I have said for years that many Just Bleed fans would prefer to see mismatch fights where the chance of highlight is better then top guys fighting a tough grueling match that might end by decision.

    If MMA Champs can cherry pick easier matchup and highlight their opponents they get far more credit from Just Bleeders, then taking on a better quality opponent and having tough matches.
     
  8. Francis Rossi

    Francis Rossi Here's a song for ya

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    We in Japan now? This is how they used to match Megumi Fuji up for fights.
     
  9. knorut

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    No. I would not be interested.
     
  10. Jackie Blue

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    It seems like it's worth considering. Randy Couture actually starred on an episode of Pros vs Joes with Michael Irvin, IIRC.
     
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    Reread the OP. He's talking about top regional MMA fighters taking on low level UFC fighters. He's not talking about complete MMA n00bs. What he's talking about would be at least somewhat competitive. Let's face it, who does and doesn't get into the UFC is often about luck, politics, timing, etc. There are good MMA fighters outside the UFC who could whoop on some UFC guys if given a chance.
     
  12. JBSchroeds

    JBSchroeds The Lizard Knight

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    Regional contenders taking on the lower end of the UFC roster...isn't this what the prelims are for?
     
  13. MOJO Fire

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    They already did this show it was called bully beatdown
     
  14. bubkusjones

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    Make it a half "Comeback" season. One team are guys who used to be in the UFC and want back in, the other team are a bunch of up-and-comers who want their shot (like the normal format).
     
  15. Sylentword

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    It wouldn't work simply because of the type of sport it is. The pro would have such a huge advantage in every aspect of the fights. It not like basketball, where we have million of people around the country that play everyday or a few times a week. Those type of joes have a chance because they consistently play ball. Most people never get into a fight and if they do it doesn't happen that often.

    So naw i'd rather not have another Bully Beatdown, so no to Pros vs Joes
     
  16. cmw43

    cmw43 Bad Boys Club

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    I'd much rather just have another comeback season of former UFC fighters like Scott Smith, JT$, Paul Daley, Dennis Kang etc
     
  17. Baguba171

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    That'd be a lot of fun to watch
     
  18. TonyK

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    Amir Sadollah was basically a joe that beat the pros to win TUF 7.
     
  19. DanielMMElkin

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    that would be really stupid
     
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