As the popularity of mixed martial arts (MMA) continues to grow apace, new fans are being attracted all the time. While MMA (in particular the UFC) has moved on dramatically from its early days of mis-matches and freakshow elements to become a legitimate, widely respected and hugely popular sport not everybody fully understands what it’s all about. The UFC became a big success almost overnight. Although the tag line “There are no rules!” and the brutality of the sport drummed up a lot of interest, it also drew a lot of criticism. In many states it was eventually outlawed and dropped from most cable networks.