Originally Posted by Bran
i wonder if they're encouraging fighters to do stuff like this on the show. i can kinda see dana saying "look, you're not very good, but if you make an ass of your self, you'll very likely end up getting a contract or title shot in EXC. you'll make a lot more money than you will here and you're a shoe-in for a ShoXC main event"
You know they're encouraging guys to be dramatic . It's not scripted, and it's more "real" than some junk like 'The Hills' --which I only know about because my wife inexplicably watches it, and Joel on 'The Soup' explicably uses clips from it -- but TUF household highlights are surely part of the sceme to create drama so that people will watch, and latch onto fighters and want to follow them. All about TV ratings and getting and keeping more fans. Reality Show business model . Dana probably doesn't even need to coach them much anymore ; they've had enough role models on the show by now