Sports are an essential part of the U.S. culture. Of which, most popular games are football, basketball, baseball, and hockey with the four respective famous leagues, namely the National Football League, the Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, and the National Hockey League.
The followings are the other sports with fewer fans. However, they are contributing to the U.S.’s culture.
Although wrestling is a popular sport on the national level, the participatory sport has attracted many young men in the United States. Notably, the professional wrestling held by the World Wrestling Entertainment has also received a large number of followers in the country. Despite being known to be a scripted product, many spectators have enjoyed the program.
2/ Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)
Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is the next popular sports in the United States. This sport has become popular in the 21st century. Many companies have promoted the MMA cards, of which the U.S.-based UFC has dominated the market. Many youngsters in the United States are enjoying and developing the game. This is why it is named in the list of most popular sports in the United States.
The next of the list is volleyball. This game is popular with both men and women at all ages, especially those at the colleges and universities in the United States. Most high schools and colleges in the country have a female volleyball team each. Besides, most regions of the country have programs to develop volleyball for girls of all ages. Notably, beach volleyball has become more popular in the United States.
Tennis is the next popular sports in the United States. The country has an excellent record in such game when organizing US Open in New York every fall. The sport is popular in all five categories, namely Men’s, Women’s, and Mixed Doubles and Men’s and Women’s Singles.