I really enjoyed the premiere episode, there were some good fights but I was a little confused at some of the entry matchups, as a few had some of my higher ranked prospects paired off against each other, while alot of lower level "meh" fighters were paired off too, which got them into the house when I don't think they were as good.
Dana's asinine comments during the fights made a complete ass out of himself all night long, constantly bitching about "boring wrestling/grappling" and after a while it was like, "dude, shut the fuck up, this is part of MMA". With his incessant moaning and bitching, you'd almost think that Dana should just install a 30 second standup if he doesn't like takedowns, it was really silly. I dunno, it was really oft-putting, I could only imagine what it would be like listening to him during a UFC event lol.
Colton Smith pulled a cunt move and deserves to get stretched. If I was Dana, I'd have told him to get the fuck out of the show on the spot.
Also, IMO Carwin picked the far superior team. I think the level of fighters he chose are going to run through Nelson's, who seemed aloof and unorganized. They seem to almost to be developing a storyline of Dana vs. Roy over Roy/Shane, but the previews seem cool.
Here's how I have the current TUF fighters ranked:
1. Sam Alvey
2. Dominic Waters
3. Neil Magny
4. Igor Araujo
5. Mike Ricci
6. Bristol Marunde
7. Cameron Diffley
8. Nic Herron-Webb
9. James Chaney
10. John Manley
11. Mike Hill
12. Eddy Ellis
13. Colton Smith
14. Julian Lane
15. Joey Rivera
16. Matt Secor
MY MMA RANKINGS
HW Velasquez Cigano Werdum Cormier Bigfoot Barnett Mir Browne
LHW Jones Machida Evans Hendo Davis Goose Teixeira Shogun Mousasi Bader
MW ASilva Rockhold Belfort Weidman Jacare Okami Kennedy Consta Belcher Boetsch
WW GSP Hendricks Condit MacDonald Diaz Maia Fitch Kampmann Ellenberger Pyle
LW Bendo Alvarez Maynard Melendez Thomson J.Miller Diaz Pettis Chandler Grant dos Anjos
FW Aldo Mendes Curran Lamas Frankie Zombie
BW Cruz Barao Fernandes Faber Moraes