Welcome to the forum! Don't worry about being experienced in a certain background before getting into MMA. Theres a number of current UFC fighters who went into MMA without any martial arts background. Forrest Griffin as one example. A year of kickboxing isn't a bad start though, you'll have a decent strike game and be you'll be aware of footwork and using space etc.
When you start up, feel free to post your adventures into MMA on here and keep us all updated on how you're doing. Good luck dude!