When you are new to the sport of mixed martial arts it is easy to get sucked into wanting to learn the latest flashiest moves and techniques that you saw in the UFC fight last night. However, you must take it upon yourself to master the basics so you have a strong foundation from which to build upon. It is also important that you learn these techniques in order so that you are building upon previously learned lessons and skills. So, that you are doing the more difficult moves correectly from the beginning.
You can easily create gaping holes in your MMA game if you start out learning the complex moves and doing them wrong! You will also have a very