Many fans of the show were disappointed with the lack of quality fighters and personalities on the show. There was not a lot of entertaining drama at all.
I was really looking forward to this season because of the coaches, UFC champion Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and Forrest Griffin. Jackson and Griffin are both funny guys in different ways with engaging personalities. Unfortunately, this did not come across at all on the show.
The season was a total drag and the fights were boring and lackluster. The most exciting fighter was probably Amir Sadollah. Sadollah will be fighting C.B. Dolloway this Saturday night to see who will be this season's "Ultimate Fighter." The winner also secures a contract with the UFC.
More than half of the fighters on the show probably won't even step into a UFC cage ever again. Most of them did not show any star quality or enough talent to garner a second chance in the UFC. The UFC has been able to make stars out of the show, but they will be hard-pressed to find a star or main eventer from this season's cast members.
One fighter who I think has potential is Matthew Riddle. The youthful fighter was eliminated on the show but showed a lot of heart and ability in his loss to Tim Credeur.
The rest of the fighters were none too impressive. Some of them talked a good game but showed nothing inside the Octagon.
Just like recent seasons, there were a lot of sophomoric stunts orchestrated by the fighters,. They also drank a lot of alcohol and destroyed the house.
Every single episode was boring and dull. I often turned to MTV to watch The Real World instead of Spike TV on Wednesday nights. The drama on that show seemed more real and interesting than the drama on The Ultimate Fighter.
The producers of the show and Dana White need to figure out a way to make this show better. I don't know how ratings were for this season, but I can't help to think that they were not very high.
Next season of The Ultimate Fighter will be coached by heavyweights Frank Mir and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. It should be airing in the fall of this year.
I certainly hope that next season will be much better than Season 7. Maybe a new cast of characters is what the show needs or prehaps more drama?
Whatever it is, Dana White and Spike TV must find the formula to make The Ultimate Fighter must-see TV again, or viewers won't be tuning in.