TUF 15 Live isn't live
TUF 15 episode 10 featured the quarterfinals tonight, so I’m told. TUF ‘live’ isn’t actually live, and although I have nearly every channel available to mankind, I can’t watch the show till 2 hours after it airs, if then. Last week it was on time, but that faked me out and I wasn’t able to watch it till midnight. This week it follows a baseball game, which will last God only knows how long. The first eight weeks TUF were on at 7, 8, or 9 o’clock, nobody knew exactly when. Forget about it now that baseball season is on.
The fights featured Team Faber’s Joe Proctor (7-1) v. Team Cruz’s James Vick, and Team Faber’s Mike Chiesa vs. favourite Justin Lawrence. James Vick defeated Joe Proctor in a unanimous decision, and apparently Lawrence couldn’t keep the fight standing, got mounted, and lost due to strikes.
But the story here is not TUF, the fighters, or the fights tonight---which were upsets---but how difficult it is to actually watch a supposed live episode. Airtimes shift week-to-week, and not once have I been able to view TUF live, live, or find it on livestream---while I'm no rocket sergeant, I can navigate the cloud. While pundits complain the show is getting dry, and as Dana White tries to capture a larger market, you need a slide rule and abacus to find the show’s airtime.
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