Cung Le Talks About The Chaos During Shooting Of The Ultimate Fighter: China Posted by Joseph Lee on 03.11.2014
It was a challenge...
In an interview with The MMA Hour (via MMA Fighting), Cung Le spoke about the chaos during filming The Ultimate Fighter: China. Here are highlights:
On the inexperience of the crew "Just working with the camera crew from China, which never shot a reality TV show before, it was almost like... I literally, there were a few times where I picked up the camera and was trying to find where the ‘on' button was to film what was going on. It was that bad. It seemed like every 15 minutes someone was sitting down taking a break, and it was very frustrating."
On the coaches: "There's a lot of good talent (in China). There's just not that many good coaches. They're only going to go as far as what they're being taught, so they don't know any better. All these guys are really strong, they have really good stand-up, but they just don't understand the game. How they hit their pads and how they spar with each other is not how they look during a fight because they're so worried about getting taken down, getting submitted. They don't know what to do when they're on the fence, so it was a lot of work."
On being happy with the results: "But the show turned out decent at least. It wasn't a bomb. A lot of people watched it and a lot of people enjoyed it because they'd never seen a reality show. I think the next time around, if there's another one, people will be more excited and I guarantee you there's going to be 10 times as many fighters trying out."