[QUOTE]Originally posted by battersup2:
i was just wondering if ground fighting was important to a street fight, do most street fights end up on the ground? also if i wanted some ground fighting skills what would i take?[/QUOTE]
To a degree, a small degree.
It is best not to go to the floor so learning to avoid being taken down and learning how to escape grappling techniques and get back to your feet is more important than learning how to get a submission.
On the other hand in the rare instance that the fight is fair (one on one), then learning to restrain an opponent on the ground is very useful. Bear in mind no-one willing fights another unless they believe they have an advantage, be it a weapon, size strength, martial arts, or a bunch of friends you may not have noticed.