Ratings for the long running reality show have not matched past seasons on Spike TV, and with a Friday night time slot, it’s been a tough go getting new fans to tune in even with the live format for the fights each week.
While FX and Fox executives are still thrilled with the numbers the show is pulling compared to past programming on Friday night, Dana White is never satisfied with “good enough.”
One idea that may come up in the near future would be a do over of the infamous fourth season of the reality show in which the UFC welcomed in a group of past fighters to compete with the grand prize being a title shot at a current champion.
Fighters on the fourth season of The Ultimate Fighter dubbed The Comeback, included Matt Serra, Chris Lytle, Patrick Cote, Travis Lutter, Charles McCarthy, Din Thomas, Jorge Rivera, and Shonie Carter.
What no one could have predicted, however, is that one of the winners actually went on to defeat an incumbent champion.
“People keep asking me about the comeback. It was a great season, and the craziest part of that whole season is Matt Serra wins it and actually wins the title. It was crazy,” said White recently.
Serra defeated Georges St-Pierre in one of the biggest upsets in UFC history at UFC 69 in 2007 to claim the welterweight title.
The popularity and discussion about that season of the show has continued all the way until now, and the prospect of doing another “Comeback” season seems like something the UFC and White might be interested in doing.
“But the answer is yeah, we’re looking to do a lot of different stuff now with The Ultimate Fighter Live and that would be a fun one,” White stated.
The latest season of The Ultimate Fighter Live will wrap up in the next few weeks with the live finale airing on FX, Friday night June 1 from Las Vegas.