Also do alot of BJJ competitions (No-Gi). This willn help alot since most Ameuture MMA venues don't allow head punches on the ground, so an established BJJ artist wil dominate ground as long as they can get you there.
Find a gym with a diverse group of people. At my gym we have wrestlers, boxers, mma fighters, BJJ artist, sambo artisit, and other fighting styles. Train against them all so you are used to it and will do better.
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