combat sports have never been a big draw on tv, except back in the 50's when tv and movies were about the only game in town. compete with the big 3 sports? not in this lifetime. most people can play the big 3 sports, no matter what shape they're in. if an old fat guy like me tries to "play" at mma, all that's gonna happen is me finding out how good my medical coverage is. lol. it may get bigger, but not like mlb, nfl and nba. the product is already getting watered down due to too many goddam shows.