IS THIS A PHENOMENAL FIGHTING STYLE FOR MMA?

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  1. Bobbybackpack Yellow Belt

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    I'm thinking of going into MMA and I've done a few months of NOGI BJJ. I'm enjoying it, learning a lot of useful things but I need to move on to do whats best for my UFC dream. I've also formally trained about 4 sessions of wrestling and I've learnt a lot of bjj, wrestling and MMA from Youtube but practictising, sparring and competing is crucial.

    This is my plan: Two years of training wrestling and boxing (best bases for MMA) simultameously about 6 hours a week in each. Whilst adding in 2 hours of bjj and kicking a heavy bag at home just to start shin conditioning early so that checking leg kicks won't be a disaster.

    I plan on competing in Wrestling tournaments as much as possible and at least one NOGI BJJ tournament during the two years. I'm also hoping to have a maximum of one Amateur Boxing match if necessary (saving my brain for MMA but Amateur boxers have some of the best boxing in MMA).

    After all of that, I plan on competing in a few Amateur fights before hopefully having my first pro fight within 2 years after Amateur debut. By then I'll be focusing on all aspects of MMA (WRESTLING, BOXING, bjj, muay thai) and strength and conditioning (especially cardio).

    "Jack of all trades, master of none." Because of this wise saying, I'll try to be as well rounded as necessary but with takedowns as my main weapon to master.
    I predict my fighting style to be similar to GSP, Cain Velazquez, Frankie Edgar.

    What do you think guys? Great fighting style?
     
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  3. Bobbybackpack Yellow Belt

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    I generally think there are little to no weaknesses in that style. Especially if your strength and conditioning is good. Standing up there's the boxing with kick defense and on the ground there's gnp with sub defense and offense.
     
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  4. Sapp Brown Belt

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    Sounds like you might be starting a little late, but wrestling is the key to MMA.
     
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  5. Bobbybackpack Yellow Belt

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    Lol Seriously though? Notice any weakness or unrealistic stuff.
     
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    Leg kicks + Leg locks = No can defend.
     
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  7. Bobbybackpack Yellow Belt

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    Started training at 18, like most people. Plus watching fights has increased my fight IQ. All I now gotta do is go in there and learn before fighting.
     
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    Wrong Forum.

    Ever heard of that style? I've been practicing Wrong Forum for a long time - I recently received my black belt from my master, Fug Ju Troll (asian dude).
     
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  9. 13Seconds Red Belt

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    Depends on how athletic you are, and how old you are, how well you take a punch, how quick of a learner you are etc...

    You can start with posting a pic of yourself lol
     
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  10. Sapp Brown Belt

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    Are you planning to compete in MMA?
     
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  11. Bobbybackpack Yellow Belt

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    I said I'll start leg conditioning early and then do more Muay Thai as I begin to fight. Plus I'll be doing and have already started submission defense, this will include leg locks.
     
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    Work on having a great jab
    Sometimes that's all you need.
     
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  13. Bobbybackpack Yellow Belt

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    Yes. Did u not read the description?
     
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    I think u posted in the wrong forum
     
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  15. artisabang Green Belt

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    Just imagine, destroying their thighs, legs, and then go for a kneebar or heel hook. JUST BLEED!
     
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    SInce you plan on having a wrestling based style, be advised you will be running into many opponents that have been wrestling since they were 8 years old. Anything is possible if you're a great athlete so good luck. Also wrong forum.
     
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  17. Bobbybackpack Yellow Belt

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    I said I'll focus on wrestling and boxing above everything else. Plus at 5"5 my reach won't be that good. But for flyweight maybe.
     
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    Huge if true
     
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  19. Bobbybackpack Yellow Belt

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    True but in MMA takedowns are set up with sttikes. If my opponents boxing isn't on my level I'll use that to set up the tskedown or tee off on them before they can takedowns. Four years of wrestling is enough to know how to stop takedowns and when striking is involved, this would work in my favour. Plus not many people wrestle a lot in the UK wrestle a lot. Even MMA fighters. It's just that I know a good MMA gym with plenty of wrestling so I'm lucky.
     
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    Honestly my only feedback would be around timescales - you've said 2 years training, but I wouldn't put a limit on it, just keep pushing yourself and wait until you feel ready. Also get plenty of scrimmages and full contact in there so you can bed in those autopilot behaviours for when you get hit - i.e shooting, clinching etc.
     
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