With all the idiotic back and forth about Dillashaw betraying Team Alpha Male, this has been a hard season to watch and maintain the respect I usually have for these guys as professional athletes. In the latest episode, I was watching the trash talk between Ramsey Nijem and Gilbert Smith, and something struck me as very odd. What is with these guys trying to alpha male each other and back and back one another down verbally when they are all trained professional fighters? If any of them were actually scared to get in a fight, they would've chosen another fucking profession. Even more bizarre, most of the time, these guys are standing in a fight gym. When things get heated, two guys will get in each other's face and say, "I'll kick your ass / no, I'll kick YOUR ass" for 5 minutes, but nobody ever thinks to say, "Let's put some gloves on, step into the cage right over there and settle this." Why is that? It's like watching two sprinters argue about who is faster instead of just taking 30 second to race.