A lot of fans have wondered over the years whether MMA would ever be considered as a sport for the Olympics and the quick answer is yes, it may. The question was recently posed to Dana White in an interview with the OregonLive:
“That’s always been my goal, and it will happen. It will be awesome. I know there have been talks, but no one has approached me.”
The talk has increased as MMA’s popularity has hit its stride and found main stream acceptance so adding the sport to the olympics would be a logical step sometime down the road.
For fans of MMA the scenario would be a dream come true with top fighters fromaround the world wearing their nation’s colors before stepping into a ring or cage for national pride alone.
Of course all of this is a but premature and likely years if not a decade or more ahead of anything actually happening. The Olympics are a long drawn out process with cities picked out many, many years in advance and sports being added or subtracted from the Olympic equation at about the same pace.
Is MMA going to be added to next years summer Olympics? Absolutely not but 2012 isn’t that far away and the thought of adding MMA to the mix of sports already competing on the worlds biggest stage is very, very intriguing.