For the past couple of years, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) has had a meteoric rise and is the fastest rising sport within the world. Also, MMA has begun to swallow boxing and wrestling to become the defining fight sport. This however is not any reason for the enlargement of the sport to show signs of slowing down.
The UFC is the dominant organization on the earth of MMA, and it is competition has been dwindling because the acquisitions of Pleasure, WEC and Strikeforce. The UFC can also be expanding its markets internationally with the intention to bring the sport to others across the world. Though we see more and more fans of the sport, some fans are degrading the sport on the similar time.
MMA encompasses many styles of martial arts including Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, Wrestling, Boxing, and more. Fans who don't understand the totally different kinds begin "booing" because the fighters aren't at all times beating each other up throughout the whole fight. It is the viewers duty to understand that martial arts, are an art-kind, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a really tactical method of grappling and submitting one's opponent. It is understandable that wrestling could make the fight boring, however the fans should not expect every battle to be a brawl.
Secondly, MMA fans break the sport's status by preventing in the stands. Once I attended the historic event in Toronto (UFC 129), fans began combating and others would cheer them on. MMA is not related to bar fights, and fans permit the media to painting the sport as human cock-fighting.
And lastly, the fans are very newbie-like in the case of actual cheering. When watching a soccer game, or a football game, the fans cheer, chant, and create an environment that unite the fans behind their teams. Relating to MMA, fans have bother with creating that environment usually. The only time they've been able to take action was during UFC 124 in Montreal. When the UFC travels to England, British fighters are normally chosen to combat, and of course the British fans will cheer for them because it embodies national pride. It isn't honest to "boo" the opponents just because they are from one other country. If the opponent has disrespected the hometown favorite it's perceiveable, but when a fighter is just there to do his job there isn't any need to call him a "wanker".
If the sport is to continue to develop, and turn out to be legalized in other countries and states, the fans need to teach themselves in regards to the sport, and to stop preventing within the stands just because there are professional athletes preventing within the ring or octagon. Going to an MMA drunk and expecting a bar struggle is something that does harm to the sport and the fans need to realize that they're just as much a part of the sport because the fighters and the organizations.