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post #27 of (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 02:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Roflcopter View Post
Base is not very relevant.

It's the most overrated and overestimated aspect of MMA development.

What's relevant is what a fighter's focus is and aptitude for something in between the ages of about 16-24, on average.

No one would call Jose Aldo Jr a BJJ fighter although he didn't start training striking until he started fighting.

Junior Dos Santos was basically a wrestler until he started honing in his boxing skills with Luis Dorea.
good point, and hence also why I mentioned GSP. He's basically a wrestler with boxing these days. And Nick Diaz who is basically a boxer who comes from a BJJ background.

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