There's been more emphasis on ground fighting in martial arts since Royce made BJJ supreme for the first few years of MMA, taking any comers of any weight with as few rules as state commissioners would allow.
But not everyone likes ground fighting. I was advised to avoid it for the same reason I avoid chin na—if you don't specialize, you're at a huge disadvantage in those particular domains.
- How effective is throwing hard into the ground?
How easy or difficult is it to apply dislocations or breaks in conjunction?