Originally Posted by Pashak
I am not a MMA fighter but many people have told me that its impossible to train MMA without any real base. If tou dont have any base I think first you should go to Muay Thai or Wrestling or BJJ, as these 3 are the most classical (and effective) bases for MMA.
Then after maybe a couple of years try a new martial art (if you trained Muay thai now go to BJJ for example)
Now if you are doing this just as a hobby then maybe you can start directly in MMA, but if your aspirations are serious and you want to achieve something important I think you should be very patient and begin with only one martial art
You bring up a good point.Having a base is really the best way to go. But you can leap frog off of anything really. I went from football and general sports into MMA and I shoot better then most wrestlers. I think it has alot to do with the work ethic sports brings, following direction knowing how far you can push yourself, and working in that type of enviroment.
But of course, you need to have the hours to put in. 10'000 to be the best, thats what most of the worlds greatest athletes will tell you. They trained 10k hours to be at the top.