MMA_STAR wrote:When I first started watching MMA, I came across a fight called UFC 36 - Frank Mir vs Pete Williams
When i saw what Frank had done I immediatley fell in love with Jiu-Jitsu. I watched the rest of his fights and was hooked on both Mir and Jiu Jitsu. Me and my friends were all drunk and submission wrestling one day and I pulled that shoulder lock off on one of my drunken opponents. He was stunned. I was happy.
My question is: Why isn't this submission used more frequently in the UFC and other MMA orgs? I always see openings for it and no one even attempts it. Any reasoning behind this?
It's never used because it's not all that useful.When you first learn something all that you know are the basics and then as you get more and more advanced you start learning all of these amazing techniques and then when you reach the top level all you use are the basics.
I think that was a once in a life time sub for MMA and we'll never see it again.
Another question you can ask is when someone has the mount and begins to pound on a guy and the other guy puts his arms out to stop it, why does the top guy keep punching him when an armbar would be a much better way to finish the fight? Some fighters just don't think of it at the time. Today in class I was trying to break a guys grip to arm bar him and I couldn't do it, he was much stronger than I was. Eventually I had to let it go. A couple minutes later I realized all of the nasty stuff I could have done to him in that position. I just didn't think about it when I was actually rolling.
We all need some place we can go away to, some place where we can be who we should have been instead of who we are.