Originally Posted by Masscore
Best Striking - Boxing. Sorry Mauy Thai fighters, but a real boxer would KO a Mauy Thai fighter in the first rd. The reason why is just look at their stances. A Muay Thai fighter has a much more wide open stance and leaves their heads out of the pickings, while a boxer usaully has a tighter stance.
boxing can go for those KOs, but a muay thai fighter has more tools. a plain boxer, no matter how good he is, can't avoid the leg kicks, and that alone will end the fight.
watch this fight. the boxer isnt some slouch, Arthur Williams was the WBC champ for a while i believe http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSiE9Ed8jW4
that being said, isn't the point of MMA to know that every single style doesn't have all the pieces? using everything is the only way to do it.