I feel like we fans continue to have the same debates enough times that there is at least a fairly clear division with nearly defineable archetypes. To there seems to be the what I'll Call the Excitment Junky Fan: -Fights "should" be exciting -Stand - up brawls are the best fights -Ground game is okay if they are preceded by a good slam and within 20 seconds lead to aggressive ground - and - pound or very close submissions, otherwise, it's better standing. -Trash talk/staredowns are awesome even if they are a bit manufactured at times. -Dana White made this sport what it is and he is awesome and would be fun to have a beer with. -Rankings are interesting to peruse sometimes, but would rather watch the most interesting fight against the champ than the highest ranked fighter against the champ (unless they are one and the same). -Almost exclusively watch UFC and consider other organizations nearly completely irrelavent. -If a figher is not in the UFC, that means he/she is not good. -A fighter can/should be cut from the UFC if he is not interesting even if he is doing well in the UFC. -A figher should always try to end a fight. Trying to win a decision isn't fighting. The Purist Fan: -If fights are "exciting" that is a positive, but more interested in seeing who is the better fighter so if it has to become slow and technical that is fine. -All aspects of the fight game can be equally exciting. -Prefer that fights don't get stood up, even if there is in - activity, because it is the responsibility of the grounded fighter to work his way back to his feet if that is where he wants to be. -Mostly indifferent to trash/talk, staredowns, etc. In fact it can seem a bit campy and often manufactured. -Prefer to refer to it as MMA as opposed to UFC. And Dana White is involved in MMA, but is overly credited for it's growth. -Title fights should be earned. It should be the highest ranked fighter fighting for the title (unless he recently fought for the title and lost, in which case it should be the next highest ranked fighter, and so on). -Watches at least 2 - 3 organizatins (including the UFC) fairly consistently. -There are tons of great fighters outside the UFC -A fighter should never be cut simply due to being boring. -Trying to win a decision is a legitimate strategy.