While the UFC continues to spread The Ultimate Fighter franchise throughout the world, one can’t help but wonder why they haven’t made Mexico a main priority—second to Brazil.
If any other country would be a natural for the TUF franchise, it’s Mexico.
More than Australia, China, the UK or Canada, Mexico has fighting in its blood. Plain and simple.
While other countries need the idea of combative sport sold to them, Mexico and the fight game are so deeply entrenched in each other that it’s hard to tell where one stops and the other starts.
Still, it looks like Mexico is nowhere on the radar for the UFC anytime soon—not even for any kind of event
No doubt there are logistical problems to be accounted. But, given the prize at the end of the line, it seems a given that any effort and price is worth it for admission into a country where combative sport and national pride walk hand-in-hand.
Here are five reasons why the UFC should make TUF: Mexico, above all over countries.