Mixed martial arts is trying its damnedest to gain steam in American culture.
The UFC has been its main promoter and has done a stellar job at making fights vastly available to the public masses.
But for many sports fans around the country, MMA seemingly comes off as "barbaric" and "grotesque."
On the contrary, although bloody, MMA is the purest sport around, often surpassing other American sports in areas people fail to recognize.
With that said, here are 10 reasons why the fastest growing sport in the world also serves as the greatest.