I am starting MMA. Which excersises would be best to get my physical strength up to the levels of people doing MMA for years or experienced in MMA?
This answer has all the technical information you need, but recognize the following:
Basically, as a novice to strength training, you should do the kind of strength training any beginner should do:
It's quite straightforward. There's no special MMA-style weightlifting; you just get strong and then get explosive and the whole time train your butt off in the sport. There are other ways to get there--you could do lunges, Pendlay rows, and clean-and-presses instead, for instance--but the basic movements are constant.