The Ultimate Fighter has been a staple of the UFC since its debut in 2005. Being on TV over 8 years can take its toll on any reality series, and TUF is no different.
With the changes FOX brought on for season 17, the show seems to have a breath of fresh air. The pranks and immaturity of old seasons is mostly gone, and the show is filmed in a documentary style. This season has a major focus on the women competing and their stories. Roxy Modaferri and Jessica Racoczy had two of the more emotional stories of any TUF season.
After 18 season of TUF in the U.S. and a few more internationally, I was curious which one was the best and why. I didn't really follow TUF closely until a few years ago, so my answer would be drastically different than the long time viewers.
So I'm asking everyone on BE three questions:
- What was the best season of TUF in terms of talent?
- What was the best season of TUF in terms of drama and/or rivalry between fighters or coaches?
- What was the best season of TUF in terms of the coaches ability to coach and teach their fighters?
Feel free to include gifs, video links, memories, or stories in your reasons why a season was your favorite. After a few days I will count which season was generally most liked among the community, so I would appreciate your thoughts in the comments.