MMA TUF 7 to feature 32 fighters

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  1. SCirone

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    MMAjunkie.com Reveals the UFC’s Big Change for “The Ultimate Fighter 7″

    Posted by MMA Junkie on January 30, 2008 at 10:35 am ET
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    UFC President Dana White has promised a big surprise for the upcoming seventh season of “The Ultimate Fighter” — a major format change for the groundbreaking reality show — and MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has learned what it likely is.

    Although we will not release any fight results from the show (we never post fight spoilers), we will reveal a fairly significant change in the way this season works.

    According to a source close to the show, “The Ultimate Fighter 7” will start with 32 cast members — not the usual 16 — and every one of them will have to fight as soon as the show begins. The 16 winners earn a spot in the house, and the 16 losers are sent packing for home.

    Those fights will likely be televised at a breakneck speed, meaning the season’s first couple episodes should include 16 fights in total. That’s a far cry from past seasons of the reality series, when the first fight of the season sometimes didn’t take place until a second or even third episode.

    “The Ultimate Fighter 7” features UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson and season-one winner Forrest Griffin as coaches. The season features only middleweight (185-lb.) fighters and debuts April 2 on Spike TV.

    A stacked UFC Fight Night 13 event precedes the season premier of the show.

    The likely format change should be warmly received by critics of the show who complain that the series focuses more on the drama and in-house antics than it does training and the actual fights. Additionally, many of the show’s weaker cast members will likely be eliminated before they’re even technically a part of the cast, assuring that only the cream of the crop are in the house for the duration of the show.

    Unfortunately, we have no information on how the initial match-ups might be determined.

    To date, MMAjunkie.com has already revealed more than a dozen cast members. However, there will be more than a dozen more to come because of the show’s new format.

    For the latest news about “The Ultimate Fighter 7,” including a list of all the latest cast members confirmed by MMAjunkie.com, check out the UFC Rumors (www.mmajunkie.com/ufc-rumors) section of the site.
     
  2. checkii

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    that sounds great.

    but good luck finding 32 185 lb fighters worth flying to vegas. sounds like we're gonna see some bloated 170lb guys.
     
  3. Sylva

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    Fucking awesome.
     
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    i like it
     
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    Amatuer Squash Matches! :bowdown:
     
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    16 fights to start off the show? I wonder if they'll have time to show all the fights or if they'll show a highlight of each fight?

    anyways however they do it, i approve the change!:cool:
     
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    i'd like to see them bring that Roman guy from last season back.
     
  8. CyberEye

    CyberEye Oh god, the voices

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    Seems like everything is for 185'ers, I need to drop down or something.
     
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    Are you implying you could be at that level?
     
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    That format is fucking great.
     
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    hopefully they show the full fights
     
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    I like this. I think Dana is thinking he needs to establish the merit of the 16 in the house right off the bat, by letting them smash someone. You know they're gonna round out the 32 with scrubs, they have to.
     
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    Maestro Nobones Great Job! - GLAD DADS CREW

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    hopefully it means we end up with more actual contenders on the cast, instead of 2 guys who will probably win and a bunch of scrubs
     
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    Meh, he could be.

    Hell, I could have been Weems ass.
     
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    Maestro Nobones Great Job! - GLAD DADS CREW

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    you could have BEEN his ass?
     
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    I keep seeing you say things like that. Go try out then. Hopefully you get on and we can root for you to not be another forum warrior who doesn't deserve to be on the show (like people said about Caleb - i think - last season.. whatever the dude's name was who posted on Sherdog before getting on TUF).
     
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    god damn my fingers :(

    Beat*
     
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    Maestro Nobones Great Job! - GLAD DADS CREW

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    you been making some funny typos today
     
  19. freudian slips
     
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    Awesome, it will be like watching Elite XC.
     
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  23. Yeah, that's what I did when I found out my place in line.

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    :bowdown::bowdown: :rofl:
     
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    Ban for posting spoilers; some of us wanted to wait to see the TUF7 cast picture.
     

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