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Spike Executive Brian Diamond Talks About The Future Of "The Ultimate Fighter"

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From a Q&A wit Sports Illustrated's Josh Gross:

I think the 11th season of TUF will be a pivotal moment for the show.  This season is following the most successful season ever ratings wise that featured Kimbo Slice.  Now you have two well known fighters in Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell on as coaches, but they have lost a lot of the luster they had just 3-4 years ago.  There will be no Kimbo Slice to carry the ratings, unless Dana White pulls a rabbit out of his hat or something.  The rumor has it that there will be a new format to the show.  So it'll be interesting to see what type of ratings that the show will be able to garner with two guys past their prime as coaches, and fighters that the majority of the casual fan hasn't heard anything about.  Do you plan on tuning in for the upcoming season debuting in March?