i agree folkstyle transitions well to MMA but we are talking about pure wrestling here.
the europeans are doing freestyle and greco from an early age which is obviously an advantage in these tournys. I have no doubt Americans would fare better if they actually trained the form of wrestling the Olympics are all about from an earlier age.
Its true many transition well, many also dont.
As far as folkstyle worldwide?? nobody but america puts any focus on it, dont see it happening. I do enjoy watching folkstyle tournaments etc but i enjoy freestyle much more.