What is more effective muay thai or boxing for mma? I've seen people like jose aldo, anderson silva, donald cerrone, alistair overeem...etc use muay thai and people like junior dos santos, conor mcgregor, vitor belfort...etc use boxing. I personally prefer muay thai then boxing, but what does everyone think is more effective in the cage? Muay thai has elbows, knees, punches, and kicks. Muay thai has been around since, 1400's, and it's use of the elbows and knees makes it really deadly. Their are muay thai fighters like anderson silva who have transitioned to mma, and people like donald cerrone and alistair overeem. And they have been very sucessful in mma. Boxers in mma have also been sucessful. Ther use of punches and knockout power makes them dangerous. Their slipping and footwork. People like nick diaz and nate diaz, junior dos santos, i think conor mcgregor also is a boxer and alexander gustafsson. So which do you guys think is more effective? And tell me if you guys train in either of those fighting styles?