The first reality show I ever watched was MTV’s Real World back in the early 90s. I still can’t explain why I ever watched the show, but I tuned in every week just like everyone else. Let’s face it, most people’s lives are just more interesting than ours and watching them on TV is something we all find fulfilling. The UFC jumped on the reality show bandwagon in 2005 with season one of The Ultimate Fighter and that marketing move has single-handedly played the biggest role in getting MMA into the homes of mainstream America. Boys and girls everywhere, regardless of whether they enjoy the actual sport of MMA, look forward to Wednesday nights just to see what happens when you mess with Matt Brown’s tobacco or to watch Rampage and Tiki paint Rashad’s locker-room pink and fill his car with live geese.
The UFC just launched a new site offering fans full-streaming live episodes of every TUF, including 229 free fights and out-takes you probably haven’t seen yet. There you go folks. You now have enough reality TV to hold you over until the Wu-Tang clan drops their next album or Michael Schiavello gets over his infatuation with Rachel Ray. [Source]