Dana White makes the case for MMA as an Olympic sport

Ahead of this weekend’s epic UFC 202 Nate Diaz-Conor McGregor rematch, UFC President Dana White shares his thoughts on MMA becoming an Olympic sport in the near future. The leading man of the mixed martial arts revolution tells SportsCenter it’s something they’ve been working on for several years now.

“We’ve been working on that probably like three or four or five years,” White stated. “But we should be, we absolutely should be [in the Olympics]. They have judo which uses submissions and chokeholds. They have boxing which you can punch to the body and head. They have Taekwondo where you can use kicks and punches. So everything that we do is already an Olympic sport so, it makes sense.”

Yes it does. But, let’s don’t forget wrestling!

And hopefully BJJ will join the mix soon with it’s own addition to the Olympic games.

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