We’re but a few weeks away from TUF8’s filming and there’s still no word on what the fuck is going on for coaches. An early rumor of Frank Mir vs Big Nog sorta kinda made sense a little, but that’s pretty much the only idea we’ve heard in a sport where everything seems to end up on the internet weeks before it’s announced by promotions.
Personally, I don’t really care who’s the coach for the sake of the show. I’m more concerned about which division gets put on ice. If they pick GSP and Jon Fitch at coaches I will cry myself to sleep, not only because they have the personalities of a paint bucket, but because it will once again put the welterweight division on hold for months and months.
There is the small chance that Dana and the gang are finally looking at the ratings properly this time and recognizing that no gimmick will save the show. Real change is needed, and perhaps things are being pushed back to give producers time to retool the show. I know lots of people would take that news to be a sign of weakness, but I’d say the cracks have already appeared as TUF has slid into new terrain as far as ratings go.