So I did some google searching, and I was wondering if Sherdog agrees with these numbers. What I’m wondering is: how many fighters are there (pro and amateur) and how many total people are involved in MMA. Also want to compare Vs Boxing Vs KickBoxing Vs Thai Fighting Google says: “There are approximately 20,000 active professional boxers and over 1,000 professional MMA athletes in the world, according to figures from Boxrec, UFC, Bellator, and the World Series of Fighting.” So there are 20,000 boxers and only “over 1000” MMA fighters. That is interesting. It’s hard to find info on the others, but I’m going to guess there are at least 30,000 people involved in boxing if you include trainers and amateurs. Given how popular Thai Fighting is in Thailand I’m going to guess there’s at least 10 thousand Thai fighters (pro and amateur). When it comes to MMA, the numbers seem to barely get up above 2,000 people globally. Is MMA really that tiny compared to boxing and Thai Fighting? Or is it that it draws from multiple talent pools and is just a bizarre patchwork tournament sport that added ranks with belts?