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Kayfabe and crap talk - what's real, what's BS

Following UFC 158, when fighters like Georges St. Pierre and Nick Diaz engage in a lot of pre-fight trash talk and then say that there's nothing personal going on after the fight should fans feel like they've been tricked?

UFC 127: Jorge Rivera's Channeling Chael Sonnen to Hype Michael Bisping Bout

UFC mid-carder Jorge Rivera has stepped up his game by following Chael Sonnen's dubious example.

More on the Great "Keep Your Pro Wrestling Out of My MMA" Debate

Two responses to Luke Thomas' bashing of pro wrestling fans talking MMA.

MMA Is Not Pro Wrestling and Shouldn't Be, or Did UFC 117 Show That Every Fighter Needs Kayfabe in His Arsenal?

More hand-wringing about the role of pro wrestling style promotions in MMA.

Wrong Again: Chael Sonnen's Flagrant Lies Make Fans More Likely To Believe the Fix Was in at UFC 117

Why should fans who saw Chael Sonnen flagrantly lie on ESPN believe he'd be above throwing a fight?

Pro-Wrestling, MMA, Brock Lesnar, Kim Couture and Keeping Kayfabe

Pro-Wrestling, MMA, , Brock Lesnar, Kim Couture and Keeping Kayfabe

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