I am just wondering why so many people choose kickboxing over boxing when looking for a striking art in MMA. All, of the great kickboxers never effectively use the kicks in kikcboxing(except cro cop). The guys like Wanderlei, Lidell, Rutten, Franklin and others that I cant think of right now. The point is everyone always says"BJJ and Muay Thai" and then when you see the MMA fights all the Thai boxers use effectively is punches...maybe some low kicks are effective and of course the knees...but is kickboxing necessary or would it be smarter to just train in regular boxing. I am asking becasue I may be missing something, not because I think kickboxing is not any good.