Since MMA has been sanctioned in CA, there seems to be quite an awful bit of new shows popping up. The reason I say that its getting watered down is the fact that about four or five people from my small town have fights already. I know two of them actually train and maybe have a chance, but two other guys came up to me while I was bartending and told me all about how they have fights. One is about 6'4 and 365 he said, the other is just some average guy, probally around 180. The don't train and don't plan to, but they got offered a thousand dollars and said they didn't care if they won or not.
Question is, is it like this in other areas? I for one am getting pretty tired of people who don't even train, going in there and losing, and then telling everybody how they are a great cage fighter. I continually try to praise MMA as a sport and its fighters as well trained athletes, but all of that has pretty much gone down the train in my town.