I think muay thai/kickboxing is pretty good in mma. The formula to beating Rhonda would be great footwork. Just hit and move
I think you mean boxing in MMA because striking includes all the other martial arts and I don't think kick boxing muay thay is ugly in MMA
striking as a whole in mma is nothing special...if you choose to separate MT from the rest of striking, then it's ok...there are excellent strikers and the rest MUST get the takedown or they get KO'd...that's not good overall mma MT, that's a select few that dominate the rest...
boxing is horrendous...but as a whole striking is ugly...some styles look better than others tho...a lot of guys in mma don't come from striking backgrounds and it shows...
footwork is part of striking, a lot of guys have poor footwork, low or no ability to use or nullify reach advantages...i'm not speaking about the exceptions (Silva, Aldo, etc...) just overall...