So I just saw the video of Ronda Rousey pointing at the WWE sign and then confronting... some women? I guess? The presentation, crowd reaction and overall aura was nauseating. I felt both pity and contempt for wrestling fans. It was truly bizarre to me that people would just watch this. Just watch a soap opera. They're not really fighting. It's a presentation. If you went to Medieval Times you'd get the same thing only with food. I then started to think about the UFC, and how people perceive it. In my eyes MMA is the sport that is furthest possible distamce away from professional wrestling but it occurred to me that people from the outside looking in might not feel that way, and may in fact equate the two. And THEN it occurred to me that I DO NOT want to be lumped into that particular blend of wretchedness, which makes me want to withdraw myself from UFC fights, at least in any public capacity. Looking at the spectacle of Conor's antics... and Michael Bisping's outlandish trash talk... even having two fighters trash talk each other at all... Jesus don't do that. Just have trained fighters fight each other in the match. Having a face off is fucking dumb. The antics fail to properly garnish an art that doesn't even need any garnish. UFC doesn't need to have this artificially inflated drama to draw numbers. The sport itself is sufficient. If you keep it pure it will continue to gather spectators and you will eventually have the same numbers that you would with the fake flair, but long term. And I have a feeling that most fighters would like this as well, but Dana and co. have put contingencies on everyone's purse, so people have incentive to try and talk trash, create contrived rivalries and act in otherwise retarded fashion. Long term, this is not good for the industry.