It depends, How do you want to fight. I am mainly a Judoka so to use my Judo successfully i need to strike my way into the clinch with as limited damage as possible, Then when i throw them what do i do? This guy could be a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu expert and my Judo Newaza won't be enough.
It's Mixed Martial Arts and people say BJJ/Muay Thai but you need experience in everything. It's good to focus on something but you must be well rounded and versed and know what to expect. You jave to train MMA not BJJ/Muay Thai or you will find you selfd with a lot of holes in your MMA game.
Karo Parisyan is a Judoka like me but he has also Wrestling, BJJ, Boxing and Kickboxing skills but his Judo is his main skill.
Fedor Emelianenko, People say you must have BJJ/Muay Thai but Fedor has Sambo, Judo and Boxing as his main styles plus he has a bit of Wrestling, BJJ and Muay Thai to that and he is extremely well rounded and he is almost undefeated. He doesn't have that much BJJor Muay Thai either so that proves the people say that BJJ/Muay Thai are the best things to have...It's what suits you, The style won't win you fights...You must do that and do it in the strongest possible way.
BJJ is great, I suggest you start/focus with that(Even just for now if you think you would do better at something else) and Muay Thai is great to but be aware that there is more to it then BJJ/Muay Thai.
But also, Do you think you are a striker, stand up grappler, ground fighter, brawler or what ever. Choose what you think suits you and what you like.
There is alot more to MMA then just training in styles,
And the list goes on...
Try BJJ and if you like it go for it, It's a great style.
Last edited by Judoka : 10-08-2007 at 10:34 PM.