I still feel there is a difference. When I take Muay Thai that is all I'm learning at that time; no take downs, etc. When doing BJJ it is only that. MMA classes it is all put together and you are taught how to, for better words, fight using all of the skills.
Now for me there is still a different in what MMA is. There is MMA training such as I've explained and then there is training "for" MMA which is to "fight" amateur or professionally. MMA training is most certainly different and not on the level of MMA fight training. The majority of us are not fight training.
From my training and from others training I have hypothesized that that in MMA training there is more technique and attention to those details as it is broken down ... and that somebody MMA training more then likely is not doing it to fight but doing it because it is a valuable skill. While those MMA training to fight much of the technique and breakdown is not as prevalent because there is focus in other areas such as conditioning and preparation for the fight. Still technique is being trained however not to the same degree. At this point you are becoming ring aware and being pushed to your limits which is further conditioning needed.
Just some thoughts.
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