^ I disagree completely. I started with Boxing as my base, transitioned well into Kickboxing and Thai when I went to train in MMA. Mind you I also did wrestling, but I had no problem transitioning to MMA with Boxing. However if you try and learn Boxing and then go and compete in an MMA fight that'd be suicide, but transitioning isn't hard. Now I have great footwork, am great at dodging/blocking strikes and have a heavy right hand.
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