Mixed martial arts, also known as MMA, is a combat sport that has been around for decades. It was originally banned in many countries due to the violent nature of this sport. However, with the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) gaining popularity over the years through TV deals with networks like ESPN and Fox Sports – mixed martial arts is becoming more mainstream than ever before.
One of the main reasons why mixed martial arts is more popular now than ever before, is because there are a ton of new fans coming into this sport. The UFC’s Dana White and other MMA promoters know how to market their athletes better which in turn means that they have gained a lot more attention from all over the world. These fighters such as Conor McGregor, Ronda Rousey and others have become household names to those who follow the UFC. This means that fans are constantly searching for new MMA related content which is great news for content creators like MMA Futures.
Another reason why mixed martial arts has been able to grow so much in popularity over recent years, is because of how many big name stars have come into the sport in recent years. In 2014, Ronda Rousey became one of the first women to fight inside the octagon and has since become a huge star across America which had brought new fans to MMA as well. Other big name stars include Conor McGregor who is now making $100 million per fight according to Floyd Mayweather Jr., Brock Lesnar had a huge following and helped close the gap between WWE and MMA. Brock Lesnar was able to bring in fans from both sports and had a huge following which brought MMA into the mainstream.
Who knows what may be next but with names like Jake Paul bringing the spotlight on MMA the sport is set to grow greatly over the next few years.