Sherdoggers: I have a dilemma that I now what to make your dilemma. There is a constant battle in my head between rooting for shittalkers against rooting for the old school respectful fighters. On one hand, the harsh reality of this world is that most people will more likely watch someone they hate fight than someone they like. Its much easier to talk some shit, get well known, and become famous for being an asshole than for being humble. Its not all easy for the trash talkers, as they do have to work to be creative, and in doing so make more money and gain more fame with better fights. On the other hand, I appreciate martial artists who live by the old mantra of respecting others, respecting yourself, and respecting the arts. They view trash talking to be counter-productive, and instead choose to treat their opponents with respect. I am torn because I can see the points of view from both sides. If I was a fighter, it would be a hard choice between becoming a heel for the sake of money, or treating others with respect and maybe never becoming as famous or as rich as others who choose to trash talk. Finally, shit talking, although it can be funny, can actually damage the real life reputation of different guys. It doesn’t necessarily go away after the two fighters duke it out. So, are you new school and "trash talking makes money!" or oldschool and "fighters should be respectful"? What are your thoughts, Sherdoggers?