It would appear that Mixed Martial Arts, and The UFC in particular is going increasingly mainstream in the U.S with the news that long running animation ‘The Simpsons’ will feature the sport in a forthcoming episode.

Entitled “The Great Wife Hope” the episode is described as follows:

“When the male population of Springfield becomes obsessed with Mixed Martial Arts, Marge and some friends organize a protest. A MMA show promoter gets wind of Marge’s protest and challenges her to match and agrees to shut down the show if Marge wins.”

MMA legend Chuck Liddell, currently starring in ABC’s hit show ‘Dancing With The Stars’ is confirmed to be on the guest voices on the episode which airs in the states this Sunday.

The episode will no doubt feature a few jabs at the fast growing sport, and perhaps even the odd intentional groin shot.