While past UFC fighters have bickered with their coaching counterparts or focused on looking after their own team members during filming of the reality TV show, Sonnen says he was on the same page with Season 17 rival Jon (Bones) Jones, the UFC light-heavyweight champion.
On the same page, really? I don't know if I can buy that one...
[Sonnen] "Dana has come out and said there's a guy in the house that everybody is terrified of. I'm not 100 per cent sure who he's talking about. I've got it narrowed down to four guys. That's how tough and brutal this tournament is."
Well to the UFC's credit, TUF was on life support so they brought in two guys who would bring ratings, they made it a weight class people would be interested in, and they improved the production. I don't know if it will lead to the ratings increase they're looking for, but I'm definitely looking forward to watching.
I wonder who that guy that Dana White was talking about is out of the fighters that moved in the house. I thought it was the guy with the scar on his neck, he lookwed like a serial killer But yeah I liked the changes they've done with the production, felt a lot more professional and had a 24/7 vibe to it.
The first episode was good, but I have a feeling it'll be the same BS it always is once the season starts. Doodles on the fighter portraits, "funny" pranks, food fights, drunken emo testosterone/roid meltdowns, etc.
I hope it steps up from that turdy stuff. Fingers crossed.
Really solid episode with actual talent this time around. Chael's line about "it being awkward for the next 10 years training if he didn't pick his teammate first" was pure gold. Jones is still pretty immature, I think Chael will get in his head often.
Hester & Hall looked really good, same with the tall Brit. It's hard to judge with such a limited viewing, but I though Sonnens' team was much better.
I also like the last pick from new Zealand as a dark horse, was suprised he lasted so long.
People are really over-rating the talent. There's a reason most of these guys aren't already signed somewhere. There were a few impressive debuts but it takes more than one can-crushing to get me excited.
So, should we call the show off and hand the contract over to Uriah Hall or....... Guy is beast mode defined.
He's up there for sure, but I will say this, I forget the kid's name that he fought, but if Hall does end up being a top guy then the kid who lost to him is probably more deserving of a spot in the house than some of those guys because he put up a pretty decent fight and nearly took the 2nd round.