The Ultimate Fighter reality series is one of the longest running reality shows on television and it was instrumental in the UFC’s success. Following the season one finale with Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar’s epic three-round war, the organization soared to new heights.
It is the goal of many fighters in the UFC to earn a coaching spot on The Ultimate Fighter and one of the latest stars to show their interest in the gig is newly crowned women’s champion Ronda Rousey.
“I’d love going on TUF,” said Rousey. “It would be very interesting, whether we would coach guys or girls. It would be really good for people to see a woman in the position of coaching the men and the men respecting the women. That would be very positive.
“If it was all women, I think it would be hilarious if Dana had to deal with the girls having ‘girl issues.’ You know, if someone was like ‘I can’t fight, I have cramps!’ and see him lose his mind. He would lose his mind if he had to deal with girl stuff, I don’t doubt that some issues would come up. So just for my own personal amusement, I think it would be really funny. But I also think all guys would be really fun, extremely positive. I’m open to anything.”
With the organization’s new women’s division, it would be interesting to see a season of The Ultimate FIghter featuring the up and coming talent among the ladies.
Ratings wise, it’d be smart to stick with the men’s divisions and allow Rousey to work her magic with the guys.
If Rousey is popular enough to headline a pay-per view, she surely has the drawing power to generate interest in a new season of TUF, especially if the coach opposite her is the longtime rival that Dana White has in mind.
“It could happen,” said White. “If there’s two people who would probably coach, you kick it around, this could happen, that could happen. If they did, it could be her and Miesha [Tate]. You know, we’ll see. Timing has a lot do with it.”