(Getty)As was announced on Saturday night, the next version of "The Ultimate Fighter" will be coached by UFC women's bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey and the winner of Cat Zingano and Miesha Tate's April bout.The show will feature hopefuls for the UFC's men's and women's bantamweight division, meaning men and women will live together and train together for the six weeks the show tapes.
Though it's a first for the UFC, it's not for reality television. From "The Biggest Loser" to "Survivor," men and women live together during reality show taping. But since this is the UFC's first foray into coed programming, here are a few suggestions for the UFC to rise above the usual reality show muck.
Don't rely on tired gender stereotypes. Picture it. A group of female fighters walk into the kitchen, and the men have left it a mess. "Ugh, those guys are so gross!" When the men walk in to the women's complaining, they tell the women to clean it up. Aaaand, scene.
Please, UFC, don't push this kind of "drama" in the house. There will be more than enough real drama in a house full of fighters clawing their way to the UFC without relying on the junk fit for "Two and a Half Men." Instead, show how fighters don't fit into neat, little boxes.Read More »from With the UFC welcoming women to ‘The Ultimate Fighter,’ five suggestions to make it work