Cross Training---Belts and Ranks
For young people starting to train MMA are they training traditionally in the various arts? Understanding there are no ranks in MT, are they training in traditional Judo or BJJ settings or are they training only what is needed to better their game? Are these people not at all concerned with belt/rank and simply training for the next fight? I'm asking this with the understanding, although not fully, that BJJ and Judo practioners earn belts differently than other TMA.
A young person I know is starting to box. He is boxing because this is what he wants but thinks it will lead him to MT then ground arts in the future.