I think one thing which was lost in your argument Elias with regard to massive revenue are endorsement deals. The NBA and UEFA have astonishing endorsement deals which MMA has yet to land. My roommate and I were discussing this the other day. When you look an everyday product, let's just say the Mach 3, for example, who makes a better option for a spokesperson, the nice wholesome trio of Thierry Henry, Roger Fedorer and Tiger Woods or the awesome combo of Fedor Emelianenko, Spider Silva and GSP? Actually, I arbitrarily put those three names up there, but wouldn't that commercial be funny as all hell with their accents? HAHA, I am laughing right now picturing it. Anyhow, I digress, looking at products which want to sponsor major sporting events, many companies shy away from MMA due to its perceived brutality. This helps with profits and expansion. Jesus, man, have you ever seen a soccer jersey? As much as I love soccer, WAR Man U, I can't help but be reminded of Major League 2, when Corbin Bernsen buys the team and revenue starts dropping so he litters the stadium with endorsements. It all factors in to what an organization makes. I'm not on any one side here, just tossing out a nugget of knowledge. Don't mean to
but hey just something I thought of.