Not that I find your statement outrageous or even out of the norm, but will you please elaborate?
You tend to become what you train for. Cage fighting is cage fighting, and cage fighters are cage fighters.
Not sure what to make of the "cult" remark. I believe the accepted term is "sycophant."
It was maybe two years back that I remarked to our teacher how lucky it was that these IP skills were being introduced by someone who could back them up, because it gave them a lot of credibility. But it's in some ways beside the point--the skills are the skills, whoever has them.