... generally respectable and classy dudes. Generally. They aren't "bad boys" that mouth off. I think most of them are good role models for kids, have (obviously) amazing discipline) and tend to treat their opponents with some measure of respect. This wasn't always the case (Tito, Shamrock, etc), but look at who the champs are now: Cain, who is imposing and scary, but generally respectful. (before him JDS, also a "nice guy") Jon Jones: Okay, he has a DUI and can be cocky, but I still think he's generally a good spokesperson for the sport and Nike seems to think so too. Anderson Silva: Probably the GOAT and like-wise a classy dude. GSP: Obvs. Hendo: Obvs (and Frankie too). Aldo: I don't know much about him, TBH, but he's an awesome fighter. Not sure what his persona is like outside o the ring, but he came up hard and works for eveything he has. Cruz: I dunno, he kind of annoys me. Mighty Mouse: DOn't know much about him. He's plucky! Anyway, it just seems like the mouthy show boaty assholes just don't cut it at the champ level anymore. Chael Sonnen will probably never wear a belt. So is there any correlation between the kind of menatlity exhibited by a lot of these champions and their champion status? Or is a coincidence?