You stand on the ground that you've had a good few hug-of-wars in the ring and got some wannabee strikers to submit. Big deal. MMA is great for endurance, building confidence in fighting, and refining your repetoire of tools as you learn with each fight. I know that. I've been there and still fight full contact. My argument wasn't meant to be that today's MMA and sports fighters don't stand a chance outside the ring, but that JKD isn't supposed to be taken as MMA with a bit of icing on top with it's philosophy. True JKD deals with self-defence exclusively. Ring bouts are merely a form of conditioning we use to that end. But the JKD used in self defence can be barely recognisable to the JKD one would incorporate in the ring. In fact it's not really JKD, but MMA with a different label, as I said it is completely watered down to suit the ring. When someone says they use JKD in the ring, 1st they're ignorant for such a remark, secondly you can guarantee what they do will resemble the methods seen in all other MMA. Because today's MMA focusing on BJJ, boxing, and MT primarily has ring fighting down to a 'T' allready. The difference is MMA fighters will have to use ring techniques in the street as well, largely having to improvise the rest of it depending on the situation. JKD and the routes it takes in understanding and learning martial arts is more efficient to MMA in that sense. It's much more direct in it's approach to self defence.