UFC President Dana White is fond of saying that within a decade, mixed martial arts will be the most popular sport in the world. Above is a news report from India that shows some promising signs that MMA is catching on in the world's second most populous country.
The report, from the Indian news network IBN, seems to assume that viewers have never heard of MMA, so it's not like the sport has really taken off in India yet. But it also treats MMA with more respect than it usually gets in the mainstream media in the United States, and it even suggests that aside from cricket, MMA may be the sport that gives an Indian athlete the best chance of becoming a professional.
Below, a look at an MMA professional from India: