I recently had the honour of guest posting over at Straight to the Bar. The post explores the issue of ensuring combat sport athletes do not do too many 'general' compound movements. Often, it is worthwhile analysing movements in the athletes sport and doing 'sport specific' compound movements in their strength and conditioning sessions.
The article is titled The Right Attributes for the Right Fighters. Head on over there and check it out.
Straight to the Bar is one of the best resources on the web for functional, real world strength training.