Will A Co-ed Season Of TUF Be Successful?


It has already been announced that the next season of TUF will have both men and women on the program. Fans are saying that it sounds like a mix of “The Real World” and UFC. Will this prove to be effective programming for Zuffa? The Ultimate Fighter has been lacking in viewership the past few years. Will this bring more viewership?

It’s been announced that Ronda Rousey will be one of the coaches and other coach will be decided this weekend. Cat Zingano and Miesha Tate will be fighting and the winner becomes coach of TUF and the contender to Rousey’s UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship.

By adding females and males into the competition and having them live in the same house adds a whole new dynamic. What will female MMA athletes do in a house full of testosterone saturated men?  Needless to say the prospects for controversy and drama will keep fans and the morbidly curious glued to their television screens for some time.  The question is, exactly how long will this formula work?

The UFC is taking a gamble by having a co-ed edition of TUF. A gamble that could pay dividends in the long run, or it could turn off fans entirely.  We will be watching to see what unfolds.

What do you think about this?  Do you see it as a positive or negative evolution for The Ultimate Fighter TV series?