It's been more than 20 years, but no sign of elite boxers in MMA. Almost most major disciplines had someone who showed their effectiveness in MMA. The list is long. Taekwondo - Pettis. Third dan Shotokan Karate - Machida Third Dan Kyokushin Karate - GSP Third Dan Judo - Fedor Fourth dan. Sports Sambo - Minakov Multiple time world champion Combat Sambo Khabib Multiple time world champion Freestyle wrestling - Romero - Multiple time world medalist Folkstyle wrestling - Askren - Two time Hodge trophy winner Grecoroman Wrestling Hendo - Two time Greco Roman Olympian Kickboxing - Crocop Multiple time k-1 GP finalist, and GP winner Muay Thai Anderson/Shogun? Probably lacks pure muay thai credentials Kungfu(Sanda) Zabit European Champion Kungfu(Wushu) Folayang World Bronze Medalist I guess only ones you could argue to have the boxing backgrounds are..Maldonado and Sergei....obviously Sergei being better than Maldonado...prime sergei was a beast...asian games silver medalist in boxing after all...I mean the best was Nishijima I guess tho. Definiton of being thrown to the wolves tho. He was a world champ, but he had zero success in MMA.... People might say its the money but there are many out there and most dont get really paid that well at all even compared to minus a few top elites, and if you think about the popularity of boxing internationally, you would at least have found ONE....I mean GSP and Pettis is third dans but they probably havent achieved shit in their arts and there must be a lot of boxers whos at worst on par with their boxing expertise but where are they?