From UFC 1 to today, we’ve witnessed some interesting progression in the sport. From the beginning we saw a domination of Brazilian jiu-jitsu to kickboxers taking over to then wrestlers taking the lead. Now we see the complete mixed martial arts skill-set in top tier athletes, explains Couture. The hall of famer also touches on the rule changes such as the ban of headbutts causing the development of ground and pound and elbows.
Couture explains how his greco roman background helped him develop what we know today as dirty boxig in the clinch. Now in the third generation of the sport, we still are witnessing new techniques like kicks off the fence, spinning wheel kicks etc.