Originally Posted by Frasedog
I am so far very unimpressed. Very sloppy fighting all around. That Amir Sebdullah guy's fight was horrible. Bad stand up, bad jiu jitsu all around. And what's up with guy's with 0-0 pro records getting on TUF??? A local guy here in VT didn't make the show, and he is like 4-1 and is the Reality Fighting Middleweight champ. It boggles my mind.
I do agree,
But honestly,with TUF,they arent really looking for records. There were guys of the 32 that were 4-5,2-3,and as you said 0-0-. I think they really just look at more of a personality standpoint when looking for fighters to feature on the show.
Once and a while you'll see a truely deserving guy get on that really paid his dues(Mac Danzig,Forrest,Diaz,Stevenson,ETC) but for the most part they really are looking for crazy fuckers/personalities. Jason Macdonald is a perfect example of the whole personality deal,he tryed out twice for TUF,but was shot down both times(lack of personality)
If they were looking strictly at records,the show wouldnt be half as interesting as it is. Also alot of times some of the guys on there get on because their coaches are coaching that season(ex, Nate Quarry and Leben got on thanks to Couture,as did Jorge Grugel via Rich Franklin,and in this season 2 of Forrests guys are featured,and one of Rampages).
As for Amir,hes pretty sloppy yeah,but what do you expect? Itd be kinda tough to go there,and outta nowhere be put into the cage with a guy you have no clue about having only a day to make weight and prepare. Its not like anyone knew gameplans,or had footage to study. He did decent for his situation,and that was the guys 1st fight.