Not the Best Season, but some of the best fights!
M. Damron | FL | 07/23/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Tito vs Shamrock is a bit tired. It was "fresh" in 99, but seems to be way played out by the time the filming of Season 3 of TUF rolled around. Nevertheless, ratings went through the roof and casual fans were drawn in by the recognizable names of the coaches, even if they are both past their primes. The trash talking is all there, if not staged. Tito Ortiz has always played the bad guy, but comes off as a concerned and dedicated coach to his team during the six weeks they trained. On the other hand, Ken Wayne Shamrock, Lion's Den leader, Pancrase Legend, UFC original and WWE star shows us that he could really care less about his boys. He does seem concerned with their physiques though as he brings in a bodybuilder as an assistant. He likes his days off to regroup as well. What exaclty were they learning in the Lion's Den all those years? And perhaps, this is why they no longer are relevant....TUF Season 3 unleashes some new stars on the masses like Michael Bisping, Ed Herman and Kendall Grove. Plenty of exciting fights to entertain you for hours. Plus you can fast forward through all the Shamrock nonsense."
Ortiz Vs Shamrock
Jason Garlington | Prairieville,LA USA | 11/23/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I use to not like Tito Ortiz, but after watching these DVDS,I realized that he is an honorable person and one hell of a coach."
Tito Ortiz shines
Dr. James Reveley | 03/03/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"TUF is a unique house-bound reality show: There's no wussy voting of house members out. Instead they fight each other and the loser goes home. Fans of TUF will savour this instalment.
TUF Season 3 delivers what it promises: a great grudge match between Tito Ortiz and Ken Shamrock. The grudge is played out initially through the contest between their respective teams of fighters. Other reviewers thought this season was lacklustre, but it's better than TUF Seasons 1 and 2. The artifice of team event competitions has been dispensed with, and the focus is simply on the fighters - their training, fights, and in-house antics. Ken Shamrock shows himself to be a clueless coach, while Tito Ortiz displays some real leadership by giving coherence and focus to his team. Tito's care and attention to the needs of his deaf team member is touching. TUF3 was followed by a UFC fight - not included in this set - in which Tito beat Ken senseless with elbow strikes.
Even if you are not a mixed-martial arts fan, buy this set now to see one of the better reality shows."