MMA fans are so entitled that it's surprising they haven't formed their own "Occupy Zuffa" movement.
Seriously, fans nowadays can't enjoy anything.
According to them, cards are too watered down, as is the UFC product as a whole. The "good old days" are gone, and the sport is infested with noobs from the FOX generation ignorant to the true history of MMA.
If you were to ask some fans, they would say the end of MMA is nigh.
However, these people are just disillusioned. Nothing can make them happy—save for complaining.
When Jon Jones and Rashad Evans put on a solid performance, fans complained about how it was boring and not worth the money despite the exciting undercard fights.
When Carlos Condit turned in a masterful performance against Nick Diaz, he was called a "boring" point-fighter despite the fact that he had 26 finishes in 28 victories.
And it goes on and on and on.
The fact of the matter is that MMA fans need to just relax and stop whining so much—there's nothing egregiously wrong with the UFC as an organization or with MMA as a sport.
The UFC (although their PPVs are a bit pricey) consistently puts on good fights and has more fans than ever before. The UFC has brought MMA onto a major network, it's putting on more free fights than ever before and there's more free non-UFC fights on television than ever before thanks to Bellator and the various promotions featured on HD Net.
Yes, judging definitely needs work, and the unified rules of MMA could use a touch-up, but such problems don't damn the sport—things are fine!
If you still want to complain, the sport doesn't want or need you. Get your Pride VHS tapes that you got from a Japanese supermarket and a tissue box and go cry in a basement somewhere.
The rest of us will be enjoying the sport rather than trying to bash it at every turn out of spite for Pride's death or just out of the desire to be an MMA hipster.
For those who still want to watch the sport, congratulations! You'll be privy to the rise of MMA's golden age, when fights are on FOX and when athletes on the level of Jon Jones are commonplace.
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