Originally Posted by CRuck1980
Pride's entire presentation was pro wrestling inspired. It even had pro wrestlers competing in it and people to this day loved the production and spectacle of it
I don't disagree with it.
But then again, much of the "hate" on Fedor and his record were exactly due to the "freak-shows" they put.
And let us also not discuss the fact that Pride died exactly because people thought the fights to be fixed (WWE style).
Like I said, at the beginning, I understood the reason. WWE was the closest thing to MMA.
So they use the same style and went for their fans.
But the UFC started for a different purpose, and I don't think that trash-talk should be part of it (Like Sonnen did).
Let storylines and trash-talk in the WWE.
Keep guys like Weidman, Machida, etc. They do not need trash talk to become popular.