In one of my many deep moments of thought the other day about the best base for mma (wrestling, BJJ, judo, etc.), I came to the conclusion that some people simply are bad ass, regardless of their chosen discipline. For example, Karo Parisyan sp? is bad ass not just because he is a judoka, but because he is a judoka that can fight.
And likewise, some people simply cannot fight. I have seen All-American wrestlers, elite level judoka, and bjj blackbelts that get their asses owned in a real fight, simply because they just arent fighters.
I am interested in hearing any other opinions on this subject.