Hmmm… I’m not so sure…
If I was asked if I’d like to face one of the athletes in the Octagon or WWE ring, I know which one I’d pick.
Boxing is just the same in terms of personas etc … it’s all about selling and hyping fights for PPV reasons. You can understand why they’d do that, more money all round.
But I certainly respect anyone willing to step in to a cage with another individual and slug it out.