Let me start by saying that MMA is here to stay, and has enough of a hardcore fan base to support it and employ some fighters. That said, the casual fans have spoken and said that they are not interested. It was an edgy new thing at one point, and the era from Tito to Lesnar brought a lot of people on board. But now that people have seen it, many have left after getting bored with ground fighting, point fighting and a too many fighters to keep track of. Favorite fighters lose a few times, and suddenly the interest dies. It's a niche sport. Five to ten years from now, people will talk about when MMA was the big thing, and how Fox used to even broadcast events on network TV. There will still be MMA, but it will be like pro wrestling is today...it exists, but is relegated to cable and still slightly outside the mainstream.