It's not the fighting or most of the fighters. It's the judges. I can't understand how all of the judges scores are known, reviewed, and promoters, and the athletic commission do absolutely nothing with the judges who embarrass the sport and score rounds for the wrong fighter.
One of my favorite boxers Emanuel Augustus/Emanuel Burton has gone through this multiple times, with crooked judges and referees.
Judges never get disciplined for their actions and the commission always backs them up if the verdict of the bout is investigated. One HBO boxing before major fights, they usually show all the judges names and their scores in more popular or controversial fights. Some people can blame it on the 10 point must system, I say it is because judges rarely score rounds as even.
MMA has been a lot more lucky. Sometimes it comes down to the crowd reaction and atmosphere. (the reason I think the judges in the Bisping vs Hamill gave it to Bisping while fighting in jolly old England) Judges should be showcased and shown more. Are they actually intelligent or just talking to one another between rounds and are they always watching the fight and not spacing out and looking around...I've seen it in boxing and MMA.
Could be worse, could be Olympic figure skating judges.