Producer of many reality shows including “Survivor” and “The Amazing Race”, Mark Barnett announced Wednesday he has dipping his toes in the MMA game.
In collaboration with the UFC, Barnett has announced his new show “Who Can Beat Ronda Rousey?” . The show will search the world for fighters from all disciplines to train and compete in a tournament in which the winner gets $100,000 and a shot at the UFC champion in 2016.
“Laila Ali’s challenge to Rousey gave us the idea to do the show,” Burnett was quoted in a press release on Wednesday. “With the lack of competition, we wanted to step up and find is Rousey is truly the most dangerous woman on the planet,” Burnett stated. “There has got to be someone who can beat the champ and our hope is to find her.”
Arianny Celeste has signed on to be the host of the competition series, with Miesha Tae and Cyborg Justino as guest coaches.
Casting is under way with talent as far as Romania and Nigeria applying to be on the show.
The taping with be set in Vegas at the April Fools gym this coming fall.
No word from Rousey, as of course this is a joke.