UFC Exec Says MMA Could Become An Olympic Sport


Joe Carr serves as both the UFC Vice President, then the Head Of Content & International and that means he travels around the globe to find ways to expand the presence of the UFC.

When it comes to the Olympic Games, the UFC executive says that down the line, the sport of MMA could be a part of the competition.

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“The thing with the Olympics is, they’re trying to get younger,” he said to MMA Junkie Radio. “Think of the majority of those sports and who those appeal to. That’s why you see beach volleyball. Surfing is going to be in the next Olympics, and snowboarding – all these younger sports, because the fan base is dying out. What better new age sport than MMA?”

While MMA has never been part of the Olympics, the various fighting styles that make up MMA have been represented in the games.

Some of those styles include karate, jiu-jitsu, greco roman wrestling, boxing and various other fighting styles.

2018 is the next time that the Olympics takes place and that comes in the form of the Winter games. The 2018 Winter Olympics are taking place in South Korea and are going to be broadcast all over the globe.

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