I am more specifically referring to BJJ in a vale tudo/self defense/mma situation. Do BJJ academies neglect standup in order to become more proficient in ground work or is it more of a business decision, meaning, does it have to do with keeping students from getting injured which keeps money rolling in? Right now BJJ is losing respect in MMA, the sport it once dominated. Nowadays it just takes a good wrestler with a good base on top to defeat bjj. I have learned that BJJ is a complete fighting system but it doesn't seem to be true when you see these great BJJ blackbelts with weak clinch and takedown games. Is BJJ too sport oriented nowadays. I was always intrigued by BJJ because of it's ability to defeat other fighting styles but it seems to be going the way of Judo where rules within a sport are making it lose its true essence. I could just be rambling but you all know that BJJ fighters have weaker takedowns than other grappling arts like judo, wrestling, sambo, etc. Thoughts? Opinions? Flame?