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VCURamFan
05-11-2012, 06:19 PM
Yay, another foriegn season of TUF that will be all in subtitles!! :laugh:


The Ultimate Fighter is set to expand once again. After fourteen seasons in Las Vegas the reality show decided to give Brazil a try, and now they're going to go with a country vs. country format. BE's Josh Nason reported about the potential show last month (http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2012/4/16/2950586/ufc-the-ultimate-fighter-uk-vs-australia-expansion-brad-pickett-tuf-franchise), and now it's official: The Brits will take on the Aussies. UFC president Dana White tweeted about it a little while ago (https://twitter.com/#!/danawhite/status/200747158457155585) (he misspelled Smashes):


http://a0.twimg.com/profile_images/1125952203/IMG00163-20100917-1819_normal.jpg (http://twitter.com/danawhite) @danawhite (http://twitter.com/danawhite)
Dana White It's official!!! Ultimate Fighter is going to Australia. TUF Australia vs TUF UK "The Smaches" in Fall 2012 :)
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The name of the show is a play on The Ashes, a cricket match between England and Australia steeped in history (info via K.J. Gould). Tryouts will take place in Sydney on June 12th and London on June 15th, and are open to anyone from 130 pounds (between flyweight (http://www.sbnation.com/mma/flyweight) and bantamweight) to welterweight (http://www.sbnation.com/mma/welterweight) (170 pounds). It has been rumored that Brad Pickett (http://www.sbnation.com/mma/fighter/127987/brad-pickett) might be a coach for the UK side but nothing is set in stone yet. A lot of the details will be ironed out over time, but this should be exciting news for UK and Australian MMA fans.

Bella79
05-11-2012, 06:37 PM
There are no good opportunities for coaches for either UK or Australia.. Horrible, horrible. Not many mainstream fans even know who One Punch is.. Grrrrrr..

VCURamFan
05-11-2012, 06:52 PM
There are no good opportunities for coaches for either UK or Australia.. Horrible, horrible. Not many mainstream fans even know who One Punch is.. Grrrrrr..
Don't you think that might be the point? Grow UK MMA by showing them another high caliber athlete besides Mike they can root for?

Bella79
05-11-2012, 06:53 PM
Don't you think that might be the point? Grow UK MMA by showing them another high caliber athlete besides Mike they can root for?

Well they need to grow themselves before they coach and my comment had nothing to do with Mike. lol

VCURamFan
05-12-2012, 05:09 PM
Well they need to grow themselves before they coach and my comment had nothing to do with Mike. lol

I just meant that Mike was the only other British guy they've had coach & they probably wanted to use this vehicle to promote someone else since Mike is so firmly a star now.

Bella79
05-14-2012, 03:14 PM
I just meant that Mike was the only other British guy they've had coach & they probably wanted to use this vehicle to promote someone else since Mike is so firmly a star now.

What my point is. How can you have a coach to promote when the coach needs to be a good fighter first? You just don't put in guys to Coach when they lack experience, and tenure.. If that's the case they can throw that loser Hardy in there since he is a very popular fighter from the UK, however how in the world would he be able to successfully 'coach' when he is still a student?

VCURamFan
05-14-2012, 03:19 PM
What my point is. How can you have a coach to promote when the coach needs to be a good fighter first? You just don't put in guys to Coach when they lack experience, and tenure.. If that's the case they can throw that loser Hardy in there since he is a very popular fighter from the UK, however how in the world would he be able to successfully 'coach' when he is still a student?
Yeah, but they've done that a lot: there have been a slew of "coaches" on the seasons who aren't actually good coaches themselves (GSP is the first that springs to mind), so instead they just turn training over to their coaches they bring along & jump into the drills along side their team members.

I agree that Pickett is definitely not who would have been my first pick, but he seems the most logical if they don't want Mike again (or if he doesn't want to do it again, as the case may be).

Bella79
05-14-2012, 04:57 PM
Yeah, but they've done that a lot: there have been a slew of "coaches" on the seasons who aren't actually good coaches themselves (GSP is the first that springs to mind), so instead they just turn training over to their coaches they bring along & jump into the drills along side their team members.

I agree that Pickett is definitely not who would have been my first pick, but he seems the most logical if they don't want Mike again (or if he doesn't want to do it again, as the case may be).

I think they should go for Terry Etim or John Maguire.. But what the hell do I know.. LOL!!!!! :laugh:

VCURamFan
05-14-2012, 05:18 PM
I think they should go for Terry Etim or John Maguire.. But what the hell do I know.. LOL!!!!! :laugh:
Those guys may be better suited to coaching (I don't know much about them), but they're not as close to a title shot as Pickett is. The UFC wants to familiarize their audience with the next contender so that the viewers will fell more connected once fight time rolls around.

Bella79
05-14-2012, 05:19 PM
Those guys may be better suited to coaching (I don't know much about them), but they're not as close to a title shot as Pickett is. The UFC wants to familiarize their audience with the next contender so that the viewers will fell more connected once fight time rolls around.

Brad is still quite away from a title shot. Lets not be daft.

VCURamFan
05-14-2012, 05:33 PM
Brad is still quite away from a title shot. Lets not be daft.
True, but he's the closest Brit.

County Mike
05-14-2012, 05:57 PM
WAR AUSTRALIA!

Beat the crap out of those British sooks..

Buc Nasty
05-16-2012, 07:33 AM
WAR AUSTRALIA!

Beat the crap out of those British sooks..

http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/mooning/smiley-says-kiss-my-ass.gif

Neezar
05-16-2012, 02:08 PM
:laugh:

Tyburn
05-16-2012, 06:20 PM
*yawn*

Bella79
05-16-2012, 08:20 PM
*yawn*

Lol that;s cos you like Americans more..

Tyburn
05-16-2012, 10:04 PM
Lol that;s cos you like Americans more..

:laugh:

So True!

:ashamed:

County Mike
05-17-2012, 05:45 PM
http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/mooning/smiley-says-kiss-my-ass.gif

Hahahahaa.

I was wondering if anyone was going to ask what a "sook" was. I looked up Australian slang for "sissy".

Bella79
05-17-2012, 07:00 PM
Hahahahaa.

I was wondering if anyone was going to ask what a "sook" was. I looked up Australian slang for "sissy".

I need glasses again! I read it as socks! LOL

gnp
05-23-2012, 12:27 PM
Well its about time someone offered us a challenge, god knows its getting boring beating up the USA teams :laugh::w00t::Whistle:

County Mike
05-23-2012, 01:56 PM
Well its about time someone offered us a challenge, god knows its getting boring beating up the USA teams :laugh::w00t::Whistle:

Haha. That UK vs USA one was crap. They obviously fielded the weakest USA team they could find. We've got 6 guys in our gym alone that are better than everyone on that team they selected.

Sooks!

gnp
05-23-2012, 02:50 PM
Haha. That UK vs USA one was crap. They obviously fielded the weakest USA team they could find. We've got 6 guys in our gym alone that are better than everyone on that team they selected.

Sooks!

Haha coulda woulda shoulda we can only beat who you put in front of us. I believe its twice we have beaten you now in TUF lest we forget a certain Mr Bisping. :laugh::laugh::wink:

Bella79
05-23-2012, 03:41 PM
Haha coulda woulda shoulda we can only beat who you put in front of us. I believe its twice we have beaten you now in TUF lest we forget a certain Mr Bisping. :laugh::laugh::wink:

Good one!!

VCURamFan
05-23-2012, 06:21 PM
Haha coulda woulda shoulda we can only beat who you put in front of us. I believe its twice we have beaten you now in TUF lest we forget a certain Mr Bisping. :laugh::laugh::wink:
Yes, but you seem to be forgetting the other 5 UK fighters who were part of other 14 seasons, & were all eliminated early.

Also, James Wilks has already retired. :Whistle:

Bella79
05-23-2012, 06:45 PM
Yes, but you seem to be forgetting the other 5 UK fighters who were part of other 14 seasons, & were all eliminated early.

Also, James Wilks has already retired. :Whistle:

Not all the US fighters are doing so well.. :rolleyes:

County Mike
05-23-2012, 06:48 PM
Haha coulda woulda shoulda we can only beat who you put in front of us. I believe its twice we have beaten you now in TUF lest we forget a certain Mr Bisping. :laugh::laugh::wink:

Yeah. He beat the crap out of Dan Henderson.


Oh wait.

Bella79
05-23-2012, 07:26 PM
Yeah. He beat the crap out of Dan Henderson.


Oh wait.

Meh, Michael makes more money than him and doesn't rely on TRT at the end of the day.. *yawns* Oh and is way softer on the eyes..

VCURamFan
05-23-2012, 07:38 PM
Not all the US fighters are doing so well.. :rolleyes:
True, but the percentages are still in the Americans' favor.

Bella79
05-23-2012, 08:41 PM
True, but the percentages are still in the Americans' favor.

I suppose since we are full of US champs :laugh:

gnp
05-25-2012, 09:02 AM
Yeah. He beat the crap out of Dan Henderson.


Oh wait.

Yeah yeah that's post TUF

gnp
05-25-2012, 09:03 AM
Yes, but you seem to be forgetting the other 5 UK fighters who were part of other 14 seasons, & were all eliminated early.

Also, James Wilks has already retired. :Whistle:

They were just the cannon fodder we sent over much like claims made about your usa team :Whistle: