If you could pick just one style of striking, and one style of grappling to build the most lethal fighter in the world, which would you select?
Striking- Boxing, Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Savate, Karate, Taekwondo
Grappling- Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling, Judo, Sambo
Sure, there are others.
I would choose Muay Thai and Judo. If you found someone with world class Muay Thai AND world class Judo, you would have a wrecking machine. No disrespect to Edmund, but i think if Ronda Rousey was training Muay Thai she would have walked right through Miesha Tate. Boxing might teach great footwork and movement, but i dont see it as being extremely effective in MMA.