What did you guys read. HOGAN NEVER SAID MMA IS FAKE. HE said it is a "work -shoot". Meaning there is all the huss and fuss before the fighting. Like: the thousands of commercials, ths inside the ufc, the behind the scenes showing the traing the week of the fight, how they get the two fighters to smack talk eachother, UFC is a GOD DAMN SOAPOPERA for men. I love it.
All that stuff I just mentioned is designed to do 2 things: 1) Sell pay per view buys (ala WWE)
2) Build a story line (ala WWE)
You see who these people are, how they train, and what they think of eachother, you get inside their lives. This is EXACTLY LIKE THE WWE except its REAL...a "work-shoot"
You do all the "work" to make the "shoot" as profitable and exciting as possible.