Mixed martial arts are a combat sport that requires full body contact to be successful in. The reason it is called mixed martial arts is that there is a combination of fighting styles that make up this sport. It can be tracked to the ancient days in Greece where the style of fighting was extremely primitive. Now of course it is no longer primitive, but it is still hard core!
Mixed martial arts are the quickest growing sport to be found anywhere and not only do people enjoy participating in it, they enjoy watching it as well. A good example of this is the UFC, or Ultimate Fighting Championship. People from all over pay to see this show and it is all about hard core mixed martial arts. This speaks volumes to its popularity and from what the ratings are saying tells us that MMA is not going anywhere anytime soon!