Jon Fitch’s long standing feud with Pro Wrestling has him hoping MMA stays a true sport,
“For me, I want to make sure we stay true to the sport and I don’t want to see this become pro wrestling because I hate pro wrestling. I was betrayed by pro wrestling when I was a child and I don’t want to be doing that to some other kid now who’s watching fights and UFC fights and watching me and other guys and thinking that it’s real. I want to make sure that it’s real. When I went to my first wrestling practice in the fourth grade, I found out that pro wrestling was fake. And that was the worst, ultimate betrayal I could have ever encountered in my life at that time. Since then, shut ‘em off, threw all my wrestling stuff away that day. I was just over it. I want to make sure (MMA) stays a sport.”
Fitch might just have to accept the realization that in any sport which high dollars are paid, “entertainment” is key to keep fans buying the pay-per-views and filling the seats.
Their is a reason REAL “Pro Wrestling” doesn’t exist, no one wants to watch a man laying on top another man for 15 minutes. Does anyone disagree that expecting a fighter to finish one in five fights that unreasonable?