I have always wondered if its easier for fighters to fight in a different country or a different town because they wont have to deal with the local scene and the talk goes on. Example being is, I live in the same province as Jason Thacker, after TUF 1 aired, his life went to shit because people were pissed for not representing them well and he even got attacked several times in bars and outside. Crazy story but its not surprising: In Search of Strange Brew... - MMA Fighting Now the whole thing got me wondering, is it less pressure to perform in a place where you don't know the people, the scene and pretty much you don't ever have to see these people or deal with them? I mean if they are not your people, your not letting them down and that they also don't know you other than just another fighter. Of course the counter argument is social media but that is a sign of a UFC fighter who is achieving moderate success at the very least.