The UFC’s historic 2012 continued last Friday night when the organization unveiled the latest season of TUF, bringing the popular reality show to a new network along with a new format. While the show drew mild criticism from fans expecting a more-polished product, Dana White was thrilled with how things went off considering the number of potential problems with a live show let alone one without past production to learn from.
“Going into this thing … you’re always nervous when you do something new and do something different. We worked long and hard on this show to make sure this came off with no hitches,” said White to MMAJunkie, adding, “I’m very happy to with how it came off. It was perfect. Everything went according to plan. There were literally no hiccups whatsoever.”
“It’s not easy doing this live. Nobody’s even done this before, and it could have gone any more perfect,” he concluded.
Though there may have been a few minor issues, including a curse word or two making air as well as some questionable decisions created by the single-round set-up, for the most part the TUF 15 debut was well-received based partially on half of the bouts ending in some form of a finish.
“We’ve got a lot of guys who are very good, guys who are strong finishers,” the pleased UFC President stated. “I love that. I love guys with killer instincts.”
TUF 15 is back this Friday night with another live fight between two of the sixteen men who made it into the house as well as highlights from the past week including coaches Urijah Faber-Dominick Cruz selecting their teams.
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