Former UFC and WEC champion Dominick Cruz was challenged by a "Ninja" to 2 fights, one in MMA and one on the feet.
These type of challenge matches are important because it showcases the problems of arts that don't train enough "liveness" element.
Liveness means fighting against a resisting opponent. While traditional arts can be good with theory, they lack in liveness and this missing element is why they lose against full contact arts.
It's clear that the Ninja has some form of training and was quite athletic, but also that he has little to no training on the ground or experience dealing with trained strikes.
The grappling elements in this breakdown exist throughout early grappling training, and Mr. Ninja made many mistakes that everyone can learn from. Everyone can also learn from how Dominick Cruz capitalized on Ninja's mistakes.
Since this is such a fun fight to break down full of grappling elements, I figured it would be fun match to collaborate with BJJ Trickster. To supp