Olympics 2012: New Survey Shows Surprising Support For MMA As An Olympic Sport

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A new survey has been released by Yahoo! Sports that shows surprisingly strong American support for mixed martial arts as an Olympic support. According to the survey, 25% of Americans think MMA should be included in the Olympics. Other sports people want to see in the Olympics are:

  • Baseball (32%)
  • MMA (25%)
  • Softball (24%)
  • Lacrosse (19%)
  • Field Hockey (15%)

Yahoo! and Ipsos MediaCT conducted the survey in May of 2012. The online quantitative survey was fielded among 2,000 U.S. adults ages 18-64 who are representative of the U.S. online adult population.

Fans shouldn't get too excited. This survey is just of American sports fans and only a quarter of those support MMA as an Olympic sport. The Olympics are overrun with events and wanna-be events. MMA as an Olympic sport remains many years away.


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