Dude, BJJ is totally blowing up in the USA. It's like the new avocado toast - everyone's talking about it, doing it, and Instagramming themselves doing it.
You can't swing a dead cat in the US without hitting a BJJ gym. It's like Starbucks - there's one on every corner. And it's not just for meathead bros anymore. Now you have soccer moms, hipsters, and even your grandma rolling around on the mats.
But will BJJ surpass Brazil in popularity? That's like asking if the Kardashians will ever be less annoying. It's hard to say, bro.
I mean, Brazil is like the OG of BJJ. They've been doing it for decades, ingrained in their culture. It's like asking if hamburgers will ever surpass hot dogs in popularity in the US. It's possible, but it will take a lot of work.
Who knows? One day BJJ will be so popular in the US that it'll become the new national sport. And then Brazil will be like, "What the hell, man? That's our thing!" And we'll be like, "Sorry, Brazil. It's not personal. It's just business." it is a national sport in the UEA already, so who knows? Only time will tell.