No one expected mixed martial arts to take off the way it did. From its inception, it was thought to be a niche sport that appealed to a small group of fans. But then something strange happened. The sport of MMA starting growing, eventually making its way into the mainstream, and then exploding in popularity all over the world. Today the sport is one of the most popular sports in the world.

In the United States, MMA is just behind tennis in terms of popularity. Globally, MMA may not have cracked the top ten, but it’s rising and growing more popular every day. UFC president Dana White once predicted that MMA would become as popular as the NFL, but of course that never happened. And even the NFL can’t touch the biggest worldwide sport of all: Soccer.

Soccer is the king of all sports worldwide. Even in the United States, it ranks as the fourth most popular sport, behind the Big Three, football, basketball, and baseball. Soccer is a fan friendly sport and despite the odds on any given game, faithful fans will always bet money on their favorite team. Fortunately for them, there are many places to make soccer bets online, which makes the game even more exciting.

Increasingly, wherever you find people betting on soccer, you’ll find people betting on mixed martial arts as well. Indeed, the UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker is a New Zealand-born Australian fighter. Whittaker played rugby in his youth but soon switched to mixed martial arts where he’s had phenomenal success. You can be sure that Whittaker fans in Australia will be online betting on sports every time he fights.

With champions from all over the globe, and a growing international fan base, one thing is certain: mixed martial arts is a global phenomenon. And it’s here to stay.

 

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