By Daniela Paredez. sport. At Wednesday, December 18th 2019, 16:42:10 PM.
Mixed Martial Arts has made the successful leap from underground circuits to mainstream sports. It can thank the Ultimate Fighting Championships for that. The UFC has placed MMA in the global map and its helped MMA become one of the fastest growing sports in America.
Though football retains its top spot, its popularity has slipped since peaking at 43% in 2006 and 2007. In 2008, it dipped slightly to 41% and dropped again to 39% in 2013 — the last time the question was asked before the December 2017 poll and its 37% reading.
Both collegiate basketball and professional basketball are very popular in the United States. That’s because most of the stars from the college ranks are the ones who get drafted by NBA teams in the annual NBA Draft. This interconnection make basketball among the Top 3 most popular sports in the United States.