UnderGround Forums Canada turns down TUF matchup vs. Australia

4/24/13 10:10 AM
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Give us the Russians! Australia is a prelim-level MMA country at best. Canada vs. Russia, winner takes on either USA or Brazil. It's only fair.
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4/24/13 10:19 AM
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canada vs russia would be awesome...but they should broadcast it at the end of 2013...or a January special feature that finishes before Feb 7, 2014.

that way it would be just prior to the winter olympics in russia where usa vs canada vs russia in hockey will also be a feature.
4/24/13 10:22 AM
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They have to move into Russia first, if they do an event this year and it does well then they can look to do a Russian TUF in 2014 along with maybe Japan/Korea.

4/24/13 10:43 AM
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sacredhate - canada vs russia would be awesome...but they should broadcast it at the end of 2013...or a January special feature that finishes before Feb 7, 2014.

that way it would be just prior to the winter olympics in russia where usa vs canada vs russia in hockey will also be a feature.

^Gets it. Canada vs. Russia would actually get the Canadian sports media talking about MMA outside the context of a GSP fight.
4/24/13 10:47 AM
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These country based TUFs are getting out of hand. TUF Brazil is going on right now and no one outside of Brazil gives a crap about it.
4/24/13 10:52 AM
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North Korea vs South Korea...

Now that would be one hell of a season!!! Phone Post 3.0
4/24/13 10:52 AM
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NorthFromHere - These country based TUFs are getting out of hand. TUF Brazil is going on right now and no one outside of Brazil gives a crap about it.

Isnt that the point? You do international TUF for those countries to care about, Brazil is watching TUF Brazil, thats what the show is designed for.

So they shouldnt do a TUF Brazil that gets a reported 10 million viewers a week because fans elsewhere dont care about it?

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NorthFromHere - These country based TUFs are getting out of hand. TUF Brazil is going on right now and no one outside of Brazil gives a crap about it.

Why would anyone outside of Brazil give a crap?  And why should they?  And why should the UFC care?  They are trying to develop in Brazil, so they have a show on Brazilian TV, in Portuguese, targeted to Brazilian audience.  That seems to be the point, no?

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UGCTT_Big Crouchy UK - North Korea vs South Korea...

Now that would be one hell of a season!!! Phone Post 3.0

best idea!

Or Israel vs Palestine haha
4/24/13 11:11 AM
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Who in Canada turned it down again? Was it Mr. Canada?
4/24/13 11:14 AM
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So is Chael gonna step up to the plate? Phone Post
4/24/13 11:32 AM
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I'd like to see them shake up the country vs. country concept and have 4 nations send a fighter in each of 4 set weight classes. Winners of each weight class get a shot against a UFC vet on the brink of being cut and the loser goes home. Phone Post
4/24/13 11:33 AM
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Voted up Letibleu

4/24/13 11:37 AM
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I always thought "nation vs nation" was a stupid concept because no country has an national MMA program. It is strictly individuals seeking out instruction from anywhere in the world and putting their game together.
4/24/13 11:39 AM
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They should do Canada vs Quebec
4/24/13 11:45 AM
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Herring In A Fur Coat - 
NorthFromHere - These country based TUFs are getting out of hand. TUF Brazil is going on right now and no one outside of Brazil gives a crap about it.

Why would anyone outside of Brazil give a crap?  And why should they?  And why should the UFC care?  They are trying to develop in Brazil, so they have a show on Brazilian TV, in Portuguese, targeted to Brazilian audience.  That seems to be the point, no?


there has never been a non-country based tuf...except maybe USA vs UK.


"regular" TUF is really American/Canadian TUF. nobody outside those countries caring.
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SmellyBelly - I always thought "nation vs nation" was a stupid concept because no country has an national MMA program. It is strictly individuals seeking out instruction from anywhere in the world and putting their game together.

You have a point but Russia actually does have a national MMA program now. They will crown the first National Champions this year I believe.

P.S. I gave a crap about TUF Brazil... last season. This season kinda sucks.
4/24/13 2:54 PM
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UGCTT_JaseHxC - They should do Canada vs Quebec

Missed this the first time. I spit up a little. It would be less funny in reality though because Quebec would probably win
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Reminds me of the days of Bodog Fight! and M1 Global!

 

Man those country vs country shows were fun.

4/24/13 3:00 PM
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If they have a TUF with a Russian team the coach of that team had better be Fedor!

Don't make him fight, don't even sign him if he isn't into it; the UFC would make BANK by simply having him on the show.

Would just be cool to see him coaching and the UFC finally acknowledging his legendary status in the sport. Phone Post 3.0
4/24/13 3:08 PM
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NorthFromHere - These country based TUFs are getting out of hand. TUF Brazil is going on right now and no one outside of Brazil gives a crap about it.

Correction: No one here in Brazil gives a crap about it either.
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Ice Cold Igors Right Hand - If they have a TUF with a Russian team the coach of that team had better be Fedor!

Don't make him fight, don't even sign him if he isn't into it; the UFC would make BANK by simply having him on the show.

Would just be cool to see him coaching and the UFC finally acknowledging his legendary status in the sport. Phone Post 3.0

I don't think there are any plans for TUF Russia, but if there were... how would UFC "make BANK" by simply having Fedor on the show?

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zazen br - 
NorthFromHere - These country based TUFs are getting out of hand. TUF Brazil is going on right now and no one outside of Brazil gives a crap about it.

Correction: No one here in Brazil gives a crap about it either.

I thought the first season had very high ratings - is that not the case anymore?