TUF Brazil draws 12 mill., but some dirty, Josh Gross type s--- going on

source: mmaweekly.com
 

Earlier this week it was reported that the debut of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil was seen by 8,000,000 people in the country. Unlike it's US counter-part, TUF Live, this series was all taped in advance as had the past thirteen seasons of the Ultimate Fighter.

One glaring problem with the taping of reality show with 16 competitors is that one way or another the results tend to make it to the media. Most reputable media outlets would keep this information undisclosed, but there are some that would release the information for self-gain or revenge, which seems to be the case in for TUF Brazil:

“It was actually 12 (million). I’m happy,” White said about the ratings of the first episode of The Ultimate Fighter Brasil.

The UFC closed a deal to air TUF Brasil on Globo TV, and rival network R7 Network in response released the results of the reality show following Sunday’s debut.

The UFC’s head honcho says that their tactics are just low and all it really does is hurt the fighters that are competing on the show with a chance to get into the Octagon for the first time.

“I don’t know if you saw this but another channel, another channel we were talking to, then went out and said these are the finalists in The Ultimate Fighter, and tried to like sabotage the whole show. The crazy thing is if you went out and did that, you think you’re hurting the UFC? You think you’re hurting Globo? Globo’s the top network in the country. You’re hurting the kids, the contestants of the show. That’s who you’re hurting, the guys in the competition,” said White.

“That’s some dirty, dirty, Josh Gross dirty type (expletive). You know what I mean?”

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For those unfamiliar with the reference to Gross, he is the former editor-in-chief of Sherdog.com and has been on the bad side of UFC President Dana White ever since revealing the finalists for the fourth season of the Ultimate Fighter, a comeback season that featured former UFC fighters competing for a world title shot.

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johnny truant site profile image  

3/30/12 8:40 PM by johnny truant

So much retardation in this thread.GROSS TOOK R TUFFFFFF.......What if somebody had been seriously injured during the filming of the show? Would it be OK to report on that, or should the MMA media hold off on reporting until it airs on Spike?I know I'm wasting my breath typing for the mouthbreathers on here, but A JOURNALIST IS SUPPOSED TO REPORT THE NEWS! Not wait for it to be broadcast on tape-delay. Any other MMA reporters who knew the results from a reliable source ahead of time and didn't report it are the pussies, not Josh Gross.It's just simply amazing how stupid and macho some of you idiots are on here. Oh, well. Keep up the good work Josh, don't let the unwashed masses bring you down.

johnny truant site profile image  

3/30/12 8:40 PM by johnny truant

So much retardation in this thread.GROSS TOOK R TUFFFFFF.......What if somebody had been seriously injured during the filming of the show? Would it be OK to report on that, or should the MMA media hold off on reporting until it airs on Spike?I know I'm wasting my breath typing for the mouthbreathers on here, but A JOURNALIST IS SUPPOSED TO REPORT THE NEWS! Not wait for it to be broadcast on tape-delay. Any other MMA reporters who knew the results from a reliable source ahead of time and didn't report it are the pussies, not Josh Gross.It's just simply amazing how stupid and macho some of you idiots are on here. Oh, well. Keep up the good work Josh, don't let the unwashed masses bring you down.

LEET060 site profile image  

3/30/12 3:05 PM by LEET060

Wrong, not all. The only website that UFC didn't ban was insidefighting.com Of Course, one of the guys who worked for insidefighting.com is now writing for UFC.com

LEET060 site profile image  

3/30/12 3:05 PM by LEET060

Wrong, not all. The only website that UFC didn't ban was insidefighting.com Of Course, one of the guys who worked for insidefighting.com is now writing for UFC.com

siouxNYC site profile image  

3/30/12 1:56 PM by siouxNYC

you mean the thread where for every attempt to defame josh gross someone chimes in to defend him and blast the ufc for being petty about him not being their PR guy? yeah, that one.

siouxNYC site profile image  

3/30/12 1:56 PM by siouxNYC

you mean the thread where for every attempt to defame josh gross someone chimes in to defend him and blast the ufc for being petty about him not being their PR guy? yeah, that one.

crumbs site profile image  

3/30/12 1:41 PM by crumbs

Keep this thread up top?. You mean the one were 80% of post are negative about Gross, people contantly shitting on him, the one thread people keep quoting the hilarious shit talking on him , only to get double quoted further adding to the shit pilling up on Gross, you want that thread to stay up top.?Ok.

crumbs site profile image  

3/30/12 1:41 PM by crumbs

Keep this thread up top?. You mean the one were 80% of post are negative about Gross, people contantly shitting on him, the one thread people keep quoting the hilarious shit talking on him , only to get double quoted further adding to the shit pilling up on Gross, you want that thread to stay up top.?Ok.

notsobigmike site profile image  

3/30/12 1:28 PM by notsobigmike

I TOTALLY disagree. As a journalist, your job is to report the news in the world of your particular sport. It doesn't matter if the story "hurts" the sport or not - it matters if it's relevant to the sport.That's like saying the sports media should just turn a blind eye to steroids in baseball or concussions in football because it might make the sport look bad.Gross (or any journalist) owes NOTHING to the UFC and their business interests. They owe their readers the TRUTH.

notsobigmike site profile image  

3/30/12 1:28 PM by notsobigmike

I TOTALLY disagree. As a journalist, your job is to report the news in the world of your particular sport. It doesn't matter if the story "hurts" the sport or not - it matters if it's relevant to the sport.That's like saying the sports media should just turn a blind eye to steroids in baseball or concussions in football because it might make the sport look bad.Gross (or any journalist) owes NOTHING to the UFC and their business interests. They owe their readers the TRUTH.



 

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