While it may have drawn criticism from some seeking slicker production, UFC President Dana White was as pleased could be following Friday night’s debut of TUF 15. The show featured sixteen live, elimination-style bouts to determine who would make it into the house and compete on this season.
“Going into this thing…you’re always nervous when you do something new and do something different,” said White in an interview with MMAJunkie. “We worked long and hard on this show to make sure this came off with no hitches. I’m very happy with how it came off. It was perfect.”
Bantamweights Urijah Faber and Dominick Cruz, coaches on the season, provided commentary during the live fights with White. However, several of them didn’t last very long with finishes in half of the bouts though White clearly didn’t mind,
“We’ve got a lot of guys who are very good, guys who are strong finishers,” the outspoken executive glowed. “I love that. I love guys with killer instincts.”
TUF 15 will air every Friday for the next thirteen weeks with a live fight capping off highlights from the previous week of training/in-house antics.
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