Oh Lord, a favorite match? I've seen sooooo many. Some boring ones, some downright bad ass knock outs.
I haven't seen any matches in a while. I do know that Rashad Evans and Jon Jones threw down a little while ago. Don't know who won.
I have favorite fighters. Chuck Liddell, Matt Hughes, Jean St. Pierre, B. J Penn, Randy Coture, Brock Lesner (okay), Mirco Crocop( I know I didn't spell that right)- for his vicious kicks. There are a bunch of younger guys coming up through the ranks. Need to watch more.
I don't think it's thuggish. There is skill involved. These men have a myriad of techniques at their disposal. More fun to watch than a couple guys standing there punching each other. Though I do give credit to Muhammad Ali.