Posted by BigTomZ
It doesn't matter if Dana White likes the format or not. It should do well with the UFC fans in the UK.
Many fans from the US probably don't realize why this season will do particularly well in the UK. I spent 4 years in the UK, I remember how their sports fans are. They just want to beat the American.
I can't tell you how many times I have seen boxing matches over there with some overrated British fighter who was fighting a washed up former American champion. They keep talking the American up like he is a current champ and he is a great boxer. Then when the British fighter wins, they say he beat a champion. When the reality is that the American is so washed up he could not get any fights in the US so he fights overseas now.
Even when the Olympics were on. There would be 8 guys in a race. The Brit would finish 7th but, as long as it was the American that finished 8th, they act like their guy ran a good race because he beat the American.
Hopefully no UK fans are offended. That is just the impression I kept getting over and over while I was there.
Ive never really witnessed that mentality tbh, it doesnt matter if your a number 1 ranked american, or a number 78 ranked Peruvian, if we win at anything most fans will make sure everybody knows about it lol.
I really think juddy33 hit the nail on the head though, soon as the alcohol starts flowing some ***** going to go down. Not that i mind, like ive said before, if i wanted to watch good fights, i wouldnt even consider watching TUF, so the more entertainment from the house the better for me.