I asked this in the standup technique thread I have started threads about related topics in other posts but I was interested in what posters have to say about women who train in striking based combat sports. It does seem like women who train in any of them, be it boxing, sanshou/sanda,kyokushin,kenpo,muay thai,kickboxing or TKD that there are going to be serious limits on how effectively they can use it. For example, we've seen UFC fighters who specialize in boxing, karate, muay thai and even TKD who are able to use these bases in order to neutralize powerful grapplers but it does not seem like women would ever be able to do that. For example, it seems like women who train in any of these combat forms would not be able to, for example, neutralize the grappling game of Rousey; it seems like of all the women in the US with a base in boxing, muay thai, kickboxing or any striking based TMA that none of them would be able to use their striking to help neutralize a powerful grappler the way we have seen guys like GSP, Pettis,Aldo, Carlos Condit, Thiago Alves and others do. Do you think this idea is correct and if not, than what am I missing here? And I figured I would ask a similar question here with a couple of additional questions. Can we see a point in WMMA where women from kickboxing and Muay Thai backgrounds do not simply fold like accordions the way Tate did in the first match or Sarah Kaufman or Julia Budd did and if so, what has to happen for these women from kickboxing and/or Muay Thai to enter MMA successfully? If it does happen, would it be possible for any of these women to be American women who are training and competing in kickboxing or Muay Thai or would they all have to be European, Brazilian, Japanese or Russian?