Posted by moob
Posted by tallica62
the way the TUF is now, all you have to do is make it to the semifinals and you are pretty much guaranteed atleast a chance to prove yourself in the real UFC.. bottom line its all about money and marketing, and the TUF guys, whether good or bad, have already made a name for themselves and people know them...
TUF has been like this from the first season - Griffin, Bonnar, Swick, Koscheck, Sanchez, Florian, Quarry, Hoger, Leben, Karalexis were all rewarded some kinda contract after it finished.
Not picking on either of you, but: Ppl have to realize that these are all fighters that were being watched by UFC anyway (esp the first season guys) and would've gotten a chance anyway.
The stipulations are not: If you don't win you'll never fight for us. It's simply if you win you're guarunteed a good contract. Of course a lot of non winners get contracts: They were prob'ly gonna get at least a single fight chance anyway, they've shown themselves to be marketable (winner or not, good or bad guy), most of them showed how tough they are and an ability to (possibly) do well.
Did ppl really expect that if you didn't win you'd never get in? The clear majority of these guys would've been given the chance, and the majority that have gotten contracts have shown themselves to be either marketable or good or both.
If we didn't have this show and the chance to say "they only got the chance cuz they were on the show" they'd simply be guys being given a chance.
I don't watch the show a lot cuz I don't care for "reality tv" but I do realize that these guys didn't "only" get the chance cuz they were on it. And the idea that none of them should get a contract except the winner is kinda ridiculous, imo.