I think I’ve finally figured out what UFC and MMA and all these newer fight sports are, or at least what to call them: “Bum fights with a television contract.”
It’s probably due to the cage they fight in; that mesh looks like the sort of chain-link fencing you’d find in the alleys where bum fights take place. I don’t know if that’s purposeful, but it sure makes the goings on look like a couple of winos fighting over who gets to down the last swig from a bottle of Thunderbird.
And thus the language gets richer. You’re welcome.