Sixteen live fights to open The Ultimate Fighter on FX? We’re down

Leave it to watching Lars Von Trier’s Melancholia to throw off your day of writing about dudes fighting for glory. All I can think about is another planet slowly coming to destroy us all as we pace around panicking and gasping for breath like fish out of water, all while the looming death slowly steals our atmosphere and sanity. And Mary Jane’s boobs.

The connections between the Danish filmmaker and creator of the Dogme 95 movement, Lars Von Trier, and the ongoing feud between Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber are coming together now. You could say that the Cruz/Faber fights are MMA’s ongoing version of The Five Obstructions, in which Lars challenges his creative mentor to create a film five times with different….Obstructions. We’ve witnessed Cruz’s sole defeat at the hands of Faber and his guillotine in the WEC, we’ve seen Cruz and his fancy footwork deny Urijah a second victory. Now we will see a third variation of the fight as we get months of character development from them as the coaches of the next season of The Ultimate Fighter. The best part is that we get to see all the fights live, kicking off on March 9th with sixteen bouts to determine who gets into the house.

Maybe we will get 2 more fights between these two in the future, who knows? I’m going to go watch Dancer In The Dark and Dogville now. I bet you thought that Mary Jane link was going to be way different than what it was, didn’t you?

Thanks to Tracy Lee for the banner pic.


Published on February 18, 2012 at 6:16 pm
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