Making it to the top level requires a good amount of luck even if you have all the talent in the world. Connections are needed. If you don't know anyone, you have to hope you get seen by someone. In a sport gaining this much popularity and tons of competitors doing the same thing you are, it isn't that hard to go unnoticed.
Not trying to steer you away form it, just a realistic outlook.
The 2014 Hit Squad (FFL)
Eddie Alvarez - Junior Dos Santos - Patricio Freire - Jessica Eye - Pat Curran
Sig Credit: M.C