Yeah, but like Dana says, fighting is in our DNA, always has been and always will be, almost everybody in the world has either been in a fight or stopped what they were doing to watch a fight in the street or whatever, we are fascinated by it. Fighting is recognised in all forms of cultures around the world, its just what humans do, so to say its wishful thinking? i dont know, i think MMA has huge potential to be the biggest sport on the planet.
Ok well I suppose it would be possible for it to reach NFL-caliber popularity in the U.S., or NHL-caliber in Canada. Very small, but it is possible.
Soccer however, just watching highlights of cities reactions to wins in World Cup games, especially in South America....tells me it won't ever reach that type of insanity.