Dave Organ wrote:
(That said; someone with the physical condition, training, reflexes and experience with dealing with force required for the UFC is more likely to have a decent shot of defending himself over one who has none of the above.)
AFAIK, the guys I knew back in the day with real world/street experince didn't have that level of training conditioning, but they still lived to talk about it.
Then again, over the years, I've had some exposure to the kind of structures MMA guys play with, so I'm not against it, either.
You want to do it, fine; you don't, don't. Train the way you want to train; no sense getting steamed over it.