I dont, but I can see where you are coming from.
When I used to train I was OBSESSED with it but I used to get very annoyed at all the little scumbags, with their Tapout Tshirts, thinking they were hard as nails.
To be honest, I think because of my age (31) I dont see it as much now that I dont train because im not around those type of people anymore.
I do still love me some MMA though
That really drives me up the wall, too. It's like they think that they are GSP or Anderson Silva the moment they wear a brand name. I never brought into any of that shit, I got something that was cheap and cheerful but would last in terms of gear.
I think most of your problem here is that you are all referring to the UFC as MMA. Why don't you try some of the other smaller orgs. Or watch Bellator or WSOF (And of course BAMMA!)
You might find something new in the sport once more rather than the machine spouting out yet another overpriced PPV.
Perhaps. I've seen a few fights from BAMMA and I liked what I saw. Haven't seen any Bellator, though. I'll give them a shot at some point and see if it will ignite my interest.
I see you say MMA in the title but only reference UFC in your post. I find a ton of excitement exist outside the UFC and it also allows for me to connect to fighters early on. I personally enjoy knowing guys like Weidman and Uncle Creepy before they sign with the UFC. It just makes me feel more invested, but that's just me. I apologize if this comes off as an "elitist", all I'm saying is if you find the UFC is getting stale then maybe some other MMA might get your juices flowing again.
Yeah, soz, I should have put UFC really. Yeah like I said to the geezer above, i'll try other organisations to see if they are better. I'm not holding my breath, though.
I've also noticed that there is an alarming amount of injuries occuring in MMA. You never hear about Thai boxers or western boxers getting injured just before a fight, and they fight faar more ferquently than MMA fighters. Is it a flaw in the training system? Is MMA that more rough? (supposed to be a safer sport than boxing, apparently) It just makes me not believe a fight's going to happen unless I see those fighters in the cage together.