UFC could have five international versions of TUF

source: yahoo.com

With the first international edition now under its belt, the UFC is looking to take TUF across the globe. The next international offering is already in progress with several more on tap.

“This is our first international series of The Ultimate Fighter,” said UFC managing director of international development Marshall Zelaznik. “We've got Australia vs. the U.K. coming up.”

TUF: Australia vs. the UK, dubbed The Smashes, has already gone through fighter tryouts and is headed into production for a likely fall run.

But the UFC isn’t stopping there.

“We could potentially have five Ultimate Fighter international versions next year in production,” added Zelaznik. “I think when we see more international Ultimate Fighters is when you'll probably see something like a World Cup come about.”

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NorthFromHere site profile image  

6/25/12 4:37 PM by NorthFromHere

TUF Europe would be an great opportunity for MMA to grow here

tenchu site profile image  

6/25/12 3:50 PM by tenchu

Ah ha, that's clear now. :)TUF has potential to work in other markets just as it has in the US and most recently very well in Brazil.

Hel13torm site profile image  

6/25/12 3:04 PM by Hel13torm

the only thing that sucked about The Contender (season 1 anyway, I didnt watch the others) was that you only saw clips of the fights. You rarely got to watch a full-length fight. I'm sure there's many atrociously bad MMA fights that would look awesome if you just showed highlights and added "sweet" sound effects to the punches and kicks

junobeach site profile image  

6/25/12 2:58 PM by junobeach

No, pay attention to the adverb "still"the implication is that only 20% of the people who originally watched TUF continue to do so.

tenchu site profile image  

6/25/12 2:01 PM by tenchu

Wow, 1 out 5 is amazing. So in the States, about 62 million watch?Cool.

junobeach site profile image  

6/25/12 12:53 PM by junobeach

only 1 in 5 people still watch TUFZuffa solution: make 5 more TUFs

ranier wolfcastle site profile image  

6/25/12 12:43 PM by ranier wolfcastle

 need a tuf iran

crazydave site profile image  

6/25/12 7:17 AM by crazydave

 Quantity over quality - UFC 2012

theexample site profile image  

6/25/12 2:18 AM by theexample

I knew dickheads were blowing the Diaz/Miller number out of proportion. I also like your ideas, maybe less channels would make some of the nut huggers happier.

tenchu site profile image  

6/25/12 1:57 AM by tenchu

Awesome. The global growth of the greatest combat sport continues.