I like the ring. The ring makes viewing from the crowd easy. The one thing I always hear people complain about (myself included) when you're in the stands watching a cage match the chain link fence and the posts at all the corners really takes back from your view. If you're like me you also have the cheap seats and your view is limited as is. Most of the time when I went I would just watch the monitors they placed around the arena. I tell you this, if I wanted to watch it on a screen I would have stayed home. It would have been cheaper, better seats, cold beer, and less rowdy fans.
If they have to move they have to move. People complain about the time it gives the fighters to relax but in many UFC fights (and other cage fights I've bean to) the fighters will often grab the fence repeatedly (more than ring fighters grab the ropes). They will sometimes even clinsh agianst the fence to rest themselves. Many times (as I saw in Kos vs. Joslin) Jeff would try to flip Kos and the cage was in the way. The ring has give to it and makes it easier if your near it to be able to exicute ground skills as apposed to a cage where it can get in the way.
"You can light a fire for a man and he will be warm for a day."
"You can light a man on fire and he'll be warm for a lifetime."
My Top 6
BW = Miguel Torres
LW = Tyson Griffin
WW = GSP
MW = Gegard Mousasi
LHW = Lyota Machida
HW = Fedor