Are we begininning to see the UFC, MMA death of the sport?

Rich Perez@Rich_PerezContributor IAugust 31, 2009

PORTLAND, OR - AUGUST 29:  UFC fighter Antonio Nogueira (L) battles UFC fighter Randy Couture (R) during their Heavyweight bout at UFC 102:  Couture vs. Nogueira at the Rose Garden Arena on August 29, 2009 in Portland, Oregon.  (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV-All my years in the boxing and UFC industry we are starting to see a bad trend. Let me be the first to inform you...The UFC , MMA or whatever you want to call it all together has seen a sudden drop in attendance and financial figures according to Las Vegas Casinos.

According to UFC Reporters, the MMA sport has been dying slowly since about UFC 90 as it rose in popularity to see aging star Randy Couture vs. Brock Lesnar in another UFC bout.

These are all pay per view financial numbers and issues that many in the industry are covering up as not as profitable as it was just a year ago. The stars are fewer and far between and are not household names. Even the commission has said the next 2-4 years are crucial to the success of the MMA fight game. Can the UFC survive has Dana White has said it will or will it dye off as another novelty such as Roller Derby, WWF, Jai Alai and Wrestling did in the past...all had similar starts and all ended the same way.

Could it be that the people have tired of too many fights and no big stars that endure? Sure we have seen BJ Penn, Randy Couture, Tito Ortiz, Brock Lesnar and a few others but in the name game not too many (The Moral Majority) people can name more than 10 stars of the past.

I would personally love to see it survive but they need to do something because the peoples enthusiasm for the fights, each couple of weeks has waned...Are there just too many? That is the question? But what is the Answer? That is what I challenge all of you to answer below.