Re: Aikido does not work at all in a fight.
Interesting that you are able to make deductive statements about something like the practical uses of aikido. While I am not a professional athlete, I have fought competitively in IKF under full contact rules, in karate and, unfortunately, in "street" conditions. While training in boxing, kick boxing and karate, in every instance of self defense I utilized aikido. Ultimate fighting is a sport, specifically trained for, and casual training in any art is insufficient. To compare self defense aikido to ultimate fighting is, to me, like asking a white belt to take a dan examination.