I thought the crowd in the bar tonight was fairly educated, but nope, still heard some things that made me go, "What?" The two that really stuck out to me:
1. A couple of fans thought that Silva vs. Sonnen was a heavyweight bout.
2. The casual MMA fan seems to still not know his submissions that much. I think it was for the Silva-Sonnen fight that Silva got an arm-triangle chokehold from the bottom that had the crowd screaming, "OH MY GOD, SONNEN'S GOING TO TAP." I don't have much formal BJJ training, but I'm pretty sure it's near-impossible to get that arm triangle choke from the bottom.
Same thing happened for I believe the Griffin-Ortiz fight (sorry, my memory craps out really fast on me), where Griffin was looking for a kimura from the guard. It looked pretty apparent that he didn't have the kimura at all, but people who sort of know a thing or two about grappling seriously overreact to these weak submission attempts.
I don't mean to make this post sound too elitist, because the crowd does seem to get more and more educated every time I watch a UFC PPV at the local bar, and we've all gone through our casual phases too. But got damn, some of the things casual fans say...