First, I think a little history is required. I have been thinking of transitioning to mma from powerlifting and strongman. I have done kyokushin karate, judo and bjj in the past and competed in all of them but that was 10 years ago. Since then I have been competing in powerlifting and strongman meets. During that time I have kept my striking skills somewhat from doing bag drills as a means of conditioning. I have never fought in MMA and, from what I understand, it is quite a different beast than standing or grappling alone. I have about 40-50lbs to shed before I am at a body composition suitable for stepping in the cage but I would like to maintain as much muscle mass and strength as possible. This would put me at around 250-260 fighting weight. I put together a training plan and would like some of you more experienced guys to critique it for me. Sunday: Rest Monday: AM: Sprints (400 meters, I will periodize these) PM: MMA Class Tuesday: PM: Deadlift and Overhead Press + some back work(I will keep the rep/set scheme similar to what a strongman would do. I will also cycle lift variations.) Wednesday: AM: Sprints (100 meters, I will periodize these) PM: MMA Class Thursday: PM: Bodyweight workout (push ups, sit ups, pull ups for time) Friday: PM: Squat and Bench Press + some back work(Same as deadlift and ohp) Saturday: MMA Class As for diet, I have recently lost 45lbs and managed to maintain all of my strength and actually PR a couple lifts so I'll probably just keep the diet the way it has been. I will modulate volume and intensity on all of the strength and conditioning work so that I train in 20 week blocks. I figure I'll be ready for my first match after 2 years of training this way (trying to be realistic here). I spoke with some fighters on a different forum and they recommended a couple changes so it would look more like this: Sunday: Rest Monday: MMA Class (Add a LISS session in the AM after a month or two of training. Start small and work up in distance/intensity) Tuesday: Deadlift/OHP/Accessory lifts and maybe a little heavy bag work or shadow boxing if I'm feeling good Wednesday: MMA Class (Add 400 meter sprints after a month or two of training. Start with lower volume and work up) Thursday: MMA Class Calisthenics Friday: Squat/Bench Press/Accessory lifts and maybe a little heavy bag work or shadow boxing if I'm feeling good Saturday: MMA Class They also recommended that I do a lot of shadow boxing which I could add in on any day that I had some extra time. Sorry for such a long post but I wanted it to be detailed. Thanks in advance for your input.