lol I didn't say a ring sounds gimmicky, just thought it was funny you used WWE as your example when they're in a ring.
Still, I don't really know why you had such a hard time believing UFC is real, I mean how hard is it to tell even if you're not sure? As soon as one clean punch or knee or something lands, you should know they ain't playing around.
And regardless, and this isn't just to disagree, I prefer the cage. The only thing I like better about a ring is the camera angles and shots and shit since the fence don't get in the way. It's not even the 'brutal image' thing about the cage either that I like, I hate when fighters get tied up in the ropes it annoys the shit out of me. I lose focus on the fight and just focus on why the referee isn't restarting them yet. Always had that with PRIDE, just had that with IFL on their last show.
Other than getting tied up in the ropes though, I could care less what the fights take place in.