I always look at the dissmissive statements with wonder, I know plenty of fighters, both Pro and people who I workout with that would benifit greatly from certain Kata.

This means Kata, as well is designed to train in all these varios scenarios.

If you think Kata has no benifit to an MMA fighter, then you probably have never worked the right Kata in the right way.

The olde karate masters designed a kata with UFC tournament in mind. They were ahead of their time. Would love to see this kata.
"Its only pain, it wont hurt you"