Originally Posted by Nate_Deezy
In the early days it was basically knowing how to throw HUGE punches but not really know any martial arts...kinda like Tank Abbott. But nowadays it's more like you know all kinds of mixed martial arts, but just sorta improv a little here and there.
I agree it is kinda like you are the jack of all trades but master of none. GSP is probably one of the best example of this. He does kickboxing, wrestling, grappling, etc. Extemely well rounded fighter. Vera is the same way. Standing or on the ground these two guys are adaptable. In a few years we will see more fighters like these two. There are a few MMA schools who are teaching guys striking, wrestling and jiu jitsu. Fedor is probably the best freestyle fighter though he is an expert in Sambo.