Over the course of nearly a century, the grappling art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has proven to be one of the most effective techniques in all of combat sports.  That was never more apparent than when the Ultimate Fighting Championship was formed in 1993 and Royce Gracie dominated the competition, despite being one of the smallest participants in the field. 

The biggest reason that BJJ is no longer as dominant as it once was is simply that everyone is training it.  You’d be hard-pressed to find any fighter that competes in MMA that doesn’t drill the art at least once or twice a week.  With this growth, even athletes who don’t consider BJJ their base are learning to defend against the once lethal attacks of the seasoned veterans.  Wrestlers are no longer a fish out of water off their backs, and strikers don’t panic when the fight hits the ground. …

Why Brazilian JiuJitsu Is a Dying Art in the Sport of MMA