At the last Pride when Barnett and CroCop face each other both after intense violent wars, and about to fight for probably the most prestigious title in the sport, and they talk to each other so normal about it too the point that Barnett tells CroCop that he's got something in his eye, and CroCop's completely normal real reaction, as if nothing so serious was about to go down,as if they were colleauges at the water cooler.
That just kind of explains fighters to anyone who isn't a fighter. It explains that these intense matches are just another day in the life for us. That we don't fight because we are angry, that we fight because we are happy that we are fighting and that it is a normal part of our lives. That moment was probably the greatest illustration of the mentality and commrodority of the athletes in this sport.
I just liked it.
If I can show everyone in the world one MMA fight, it would be that one just on that staredown alone.