WWE star Triple H said in an interview that the WWE doesn’t need to change or evolved in order to compete with MMA or the UFC specifically. Actually, he indicates the UFC needs to focus more on the entertainment aspect of it’s show.
Triple H says:
“I don’t see us needing to evolve to what UFC does because quite frankly sometimes the fights are long and boring, guys lying around and sometimes the fights are fast and over in five seconds. I’ve always thought one of the things about us, if you look at us solely from a sports standpoint, is that we always give you a good show. We’re never going to give you a crap game.”
I think to a point Triple H has a point there needs to be more about the personal aspect in MMA. I certainly am one that doesn’t want the UFC or MMA to become a soap opera and take away the respect that the martial arts is suppose to instill on it’s student. However, there needs to be more emphasis put on the personalities of these fighters.
Trip H goes on to say:
“they just have fighters who walk in in T-shirts and shorts and just stand there and then they fight and then they win and then they go “thanks, I’d like to thank my sponsors” and then they leave. The whole world was up in arms when Brock was flipping people off and was cussing at the beer company because they didn’t give him any money and everyone thought, “oh my god, he’s disrespectful,” — the whole world was talking about it. They couldn’t wait to see him get beat up. And then he did well, and he beat some guys and then people jump on his bandwagon going Brock’s the greatest.”
All the UFC fighters are doing right now is walking into the octagon as a robot, fighting, and then thanking their sponsors as Triple H points out and then walking out of the ring not to be seen again until their next fight. So, I doubt Dana is listening to Triple H, but it wouldn’t hurt this time if he was.