I'm with you on this Haggis, particularly the last bit.
As u know I'm just a casual MMA follower, but I can see there is to much focus on the UFC which is obviously going though a bit of a transition. I think with what's going on around the world at grass roots level and with all the organisations popping up I think the future's never looked better for MMA.
Change is inevitable in all things. Some change is good and some is bad. One thing I di know, the change that has happened in MMA is good, very good for the fighters and to me that's what the bottom line is.
If you call yourself a fan you'll love the sport and support the sport worts and all, ups and downs. If you wanna see elite fighters fight, pay them buy that PPV and enjoy it.