Joep Schuurkes wrote:
An idea based on this thread:
perhaps UFC/NHB/... show that it is easier to become a competent fighter by learning some striking and some grappling and combining that with a thouroughly trained physique than by mastering one art; that it is easier (for lack of a better word) to combine basic skills with a well-trained body than to master one skill in all its depth.
UFC/NHB/etc. show that you can become a better UFC/NHB/etc. competitor by cross training. But make no mistake, whatever hyperbole they may throw at you, they're sports. Any resemblance to a real fight is purely coincidental.