I've did Muay thai for years now I picked it up because people I knew were doing it and it was a great outlet for my energy. Later I fell in love with MMA and now I'm looking for a grappling art (most likely BJJ). I've always had this in my mind that Muay thai MUST be better than boxing for real life situations and/or for MMA because we have more weapons then a boxer. Now I realize that boxers might have fewer weapons but the weapons that they have are much better refined then in Muay thai. Once they learn to block kicks and break out of a thai clinch they can be very dangerous. My question is to all that trained both Muay thai and boxing. Would you feel it would have been smarter to learn boxing first before going to Muay thai if your goal is MMA?