Posted by FastKnockout
Doesn't excite me. They need to start showcasing someone other then GSP and his opponents.
I agree. It seems that show was created specifically for GSP. Granted, I am not a GSP fan by any stretch. Never have been, so I might be a little biased. But in my opinion, three weeks of watching him do God knows what before a fight is even more boring than watching him fight.
For me, the countdown shows are more than sufficient hype machines. They work for me anyways. Getting to watch the 6 fighters train and talk about their upcoming fights, seeing some old tape, for some reason, it never fails to rev me up for the weekend. Even if it's a card I might not have cared too much for.
But three weeks of GSP in night clubs or jumping rope or hitting the speed bag or whatever the **** he does.... I don't care. I don't want to watch it.
Additionally, I am in the running for Biggest Nick Diaz fan ever, and I don't care to see him on Primetime either. Not because of his personality. That I love. Nick is never, ever fake. I just don't want to see it. There is no reason for that much hype for one card. Not in the form of some reality show/documentary/ratings grab. Get your guys on Leno, or ESPN. Do the normal stuff.
Countdown shows, guys. It's all that is necessary. 5-10 minutes per fighter. Show us old tape. A little training footage. A little interview. Tell us how motivated you are. Get out there and fight like you mean what you said.