I spent yesterday evening at the Kudzu Mixed Martial Arts and K1 Cage Fighting show in Epsom, Surrey.
It was a really well organised night, but reminded once again that MMA as a spectacle does not really do it for me. 11 fights were UFC style mixed martial arts contests, one a K1 rules kickboxing match, held in the cage. This was the best fight of the night.
Why? Because fights that go to the ground, and stay there, are simply not a great spectacle for the viewing spectator. The technique and fitness on display may be of a very high standard - but for me it does not work as much as stand up action.