Originally Posted by Cleto_Reyes
They want to see more stand up in UFC because wrestling on the ground for a UD is boring. If they want to see more stand up, why don't they turn to boxing?
Eh - I'm not sure I would agree with that. Perhaps the casual fans are the ones that want to see more standups in MMA - but the hardcore fans that understand all phases of the game want to see it all. I think the standup rule has been over utilized of late and fighters can certainly use it to their advantage. As an aside - the UFC literally started as a showcase for Gracie Jiujitsu and has morphed into a sport that seems almost uniquely designed to take away the effectiveness of true jiujitsu.
Not to mention the hardcore MMA fans are also the ones that are already fans of boxing, kickboxing, ADCC, etc. We pretty much watch all combat sports. If not - then right - like you said - people should just watch boxing.