Would you watch an all women TUF?


Pioneering women's bantamweight fighter Tara LaRosa offered an interesting suggestion, via Twitter.

Tara LaRosa @TaraLaRosa
I'm guessing some time in the near future the UFC will do a 115lb TUF. Instead of guys & chics, how about an all women's 115 & 135lb house?

Sometimes the best ideas are so simple it takes a long time before people get it, like wheels on luggage. Combat sports were the same way. Boxers boxed, Judoka threw, BJJ players submitted, etc, but until UFC 1, no one thought to put all the rules together.

This season of The Ultimate Fighter famously featured for the first time both male and female competitors.

MMAFighting's Dave Meltzer recently noticed a clear pattern this season - people are more interested in the female fights than the male fights.

There has been an up-and-down pattern in the ratings. As in, the week of a women's fight, the audience is up. The two women's fights, airing on Sept. 12 and Sept. 26, did 870,000 and 778,000 viewers live. The men's fights on Sept. 19 and Oct. 3 did 639,000 and 640,000. While the live ratings are down with the move to Fox Sports 1, most weeks it has been the most watched sports event on television for the night, particularly in the target Male 18-49 demographic.

If women's fights are more compelling to viewers than men's fights, and if the UFC is going to debut a new women's division, then why not have an all women's season of TUF?


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11/24/13 6:21 AM by Slickflow


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11/24/13 2:16 AM by tito fett

If they're hot

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11/23/13 11:01 PM by PUBLICnoose


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11/23/13 11:00 PM by sadisticsoldier

Yeah. I love that flick. And John Waite "Change" is probably my favorite 80's movie tracks. Should be in everyone's workout or 80's mix.

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11/23/13 10:22 PM by Jone2tone


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11/23/13 10:03 PM by AssAssassin

I stopped watching TUF a while ago, I am just not a drama / reality TV series person.But trading out half naked douches for half naked girls would be an improvement.

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11/23/13 9:16 AM by GarlicSauce

If there was a semi-pornographic all-women TUF, I would not watch it if Ronda was part of it. She's disgustingly classless and boorish.

Sprawl 68 site profile image  

11/23/13 8:45 AM by Sprawl 68

Not if Rousey is on it. She's embarrassing IMO.

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11/23/13 7:51 AM by GarlicSauce

If the girls are hot and there's enough skin, yes.

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11/23/13 7:39 AM by LucasBTiger

Amen.No, because there will always be a Juliana. Last weeks episode - Juliana's fight / paranoia - was the worst shit I've ever seen on TUF, and I watched all of Ricci's season. That broad makes me see red.Watching them fight is one thing, bc they scraaap. But, I can't take another season of girly reality TV. They've had numerous fuckin makeover episodes for goodness sake.