I am sure most of you if not all of you have heard of this relatively newfangled sport called MMA. That is, mixed-martial-arts fighting. Now, this sport happens to be my favorite by far. I mean, when I was younger I followed Baseball and Boxing. Now, I pretty much just watch MMA when it comes to any sport out there. I can't recall when was the last time I watched a baseball game, or even a boxing match, which was probably a year ago or longer. This sport has been taking up more and more viewership over the years on television, and it was only about three years or so ago when it started airing on a major broadcast network, Fox. Before then it was a cable only, and only on one channel, Spike. Now it is a major recognized sport, nationally, being covered by ESPN sports writers and news outlets. There are 2 other big MMA organizations that have sprung up, just in the last 3 years, WSOF, on NBC and Bellator on the Spike network (actually Bellator has been around for 6-7 years I think before they got a contract on cable). I mean, the sport is pretty much mainstream now, and it's getting more and more popular. Some of you may have heard about the case of the MMA fighter, nicknamed War Machine, brutally assaulting his girlfriend, porn actress Christy Mack, and then fleeing the scene and becoming a fugitive on the run, in the news recently. I watch MMA for the high quality fighting and the great matchups and things like that, but there is a certain violence-craving, blood-sport type of aspect associated with it, and that is also what gets it a lot of viewership, particularly among young males. It is like we are at that stage of civilization when the public is so decadent and hungry for violence and action that we come up with a gladiator type of games to satisfy these particular entertainment lusts, just like the Roman Empire did. Do you guys think that this new sport of MMA is exciting, inappropriate, a fad that got out of control and will go away, or going to take over the American sports scene (especially boxing)?