Gyms that provide UFC training in Maryland recommend that their fighters learn Brazilian jiu-jitsu if they want to be serious professional MMA fighters. UFC is mixed martial arts so the fighters need to be prepared to handle every fighting style. Since a vast majority of fights go to ground in the UFC is would be a wise decision to learn Brazilian jiu-jitsu and be very good at it. A school that gives really good UFC training in Maryland isn’t going to recommend that they just take a couple of basic classes everyday and then send the fighters into their fights like that. Good trainers will insist that the fighters are on a hard training schedule and are well versed in BJJ before allowing them to fight.
That training regiment is going to feel like nonstop information that doesn’t make sense at first, but if the fighter sticks with it they will be able to understand the movements and then be able to play the game of jiu-jitsu with anyone. They might have to get private lesson to help expedite the learning process. Aspirating MMA fighters doing UFC training in Maryland would have to do intermediate and advanced classes as well so they can spar with experienced upper belts to develop their skills. It is also a good idea for them to compete in Brazilian jiu-jitsu competitions. Competitions help because you can see if what you are doing will work on strangers in a live situation and you will be exposed to what they are doing to see if you can defend it. When you spar with the same people a lot you learn each others strengths, weaknesses and game plan so sometimes it can be very difficult to execute moves so it is good sometimes to go against strangers. Competing and winning at tournaments like Grappler’s Quest and Naga will provide experience. If the fighter competes on an international level like IBJJF tournaments and wins one or all of the big four competitions: European, Brazilian nationals, Pan-American, and Worlds then they will gain additional exposure to help them on their path to become a professional MMA fighter.