There certainly isn’t any shortage of people who’ll complain about The Ultimate Fighter.
It’s stale, they’ll say.
Quality of fights has dipped, they’ll say.
No one cares about fighters on a reality show, they’ll say.
Friday night is a death knell for anything on television, much less anything targeted at males 18-34, they’ll say.
And you know what? They’re mostly right. At least they have been for the past couple of years.
But you know what else? Given how the show’s sixteenth season is shaping up, it might be one for the ages and the exact thing that rejuvenates the franchise.
The reasons? Read on to see what they include.