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The Ultimate Fighter: Team Hughes vs. Team Serra, Episode 3 Recap

Adam Morgan nails it:

As always we open with last week's fight. If you didn't know, Matt Arroyo tapped out Dorian Price by rear naked choke in round one. They all give congrats to Matt in the locker room, yada, yada, yada. They should rename this season TUF 6: Same Crap, Different Fighters. This isn't the first time I've said this and it certainly won't be the last. TUF needs a major overhaul in the worst possible way. This format was stale three seasons ago. It hasn't changed since the original season, with the exception of the subtraction of the "challenges" a la Survivor.  Long story short, this show needs a freakin' makeover.

I said before the season even got started that the drama of the show - which at this point is the lynchpin since most viewers are at least vaguely familiar with the UFC and mixed martial arts - was going to be contrived and boring. I'm glad others agree. I don't know what sort of overhaul is really available to them at this juncture, to be honest. I think the formula has run it's course and it's time to find another way for the UFC to assert itself as Alpha Dog in the MMA world. Simply creating season and season of a tired show to remain relevant, promote the brand, or keep the product in front of the faces of new audiences is quickly losing its charm.

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