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Iron Ring is doing well

I dunno if this was because of MMA fans tuning in to see what Iron Ring was all about, or just another sign that people are interested in different kinds of fight programming. But Iron Ring has been a pretty big success so far: has learned that Iron Ring was the fourth highest rated series premiere in BET history. Despite an 11:00PM post prime time slot, the program posted a 20% increase in viewers over its lead-in. As a result, BET has moved the series to 10:30PM starting with tonight’s episode. The series will now follow BET’s highest rated series, College Hill.

The jury is still out amongst forum users across the MMA blogosphere on whether the show is actually good for the sport. There were a couple uncomfortable moments in episode 3 where racism seemed to raise it’s ugly head – a couple of pissed off black people after the white guy won a fight. But I suppose I shouldn’t be surprise – we knew after episode 1 that the show had 50% wangster content. I’m actually kinda impressed in some strange way that they showed that aspect of things … yes people, there is a lot of anger and resentment out there on both sides. Pretending it doesn’t exist won’t make it go away.

All in all, I can see why Iron Ring is doing well. You never know what the hell is gonna happen on every episode. Hell, I still don’t even really understand how they’re going to determine ‘winners’ or anything. Maybe TUF has just bored me with it’s predictable formula, but I’m liking this ‘whatever’ vibe Iron Ring has going for it.

  • Accomando says:

    It’s an entertaining show.

    It reveals who the real morons are.

    Ludacris, definitely not a moron, taking the show seriously.

    T.I., total moron, putting on an act the whole time.

  • Steve4192 says:

    I enjoy watching a good train wreck, so I have enjoyed Iron Ring.

    That said, it is some serious bullshit that Acquino was shown the door after demolishing his opponent. What kind of fight show sends a guy packing after he WINS decisively?

  • Steve4192 says:

    In another matter, Alexis Aquino might have a future as a Fightlinker contributor if this fighting thing doesn’t work out for him.

    In closing i would like to present the top 5 reasons why i didn’t get picked for the show:

    1: lack of melanonin in my skin
    2: lack of an alias (aka..aka..aka)
    3: i wore an affliction shirt not a F.U.B.U shirt
    4: lack of a criminal record
    5: not enough baggy in my shorts!

  • Lifer says:

    if that guy hasn’t figure out that it’s a black man’s world yet.. he needs to wake the fuck up.

  • Dr. Gonzo says:

    I can’t deal with it. It is really painfull to watch. Some of the egos… trying to intimidate someone by screaming and howling at the moon… It reminds me of junior high. I can’t believe some of the legit fighters that participated in this joke