More often than not, when a fighter finds himself in the advantageous position of having an opponent in a front head lock, a guillotine or an arm-in guillotine typically ensues. Only creative submission wizards like Miller have the foresight to lock up the ninja choke, a hold Joe Rogan described as a rear-naked choke from the front. It would have been a tremendous shame if Pablo Garza wouldn't have finished his flying triangle choke at UFC The flying triangle started when, with both men standing, Garza isolated Jabouin's left arm and leaped into a triangle choke.
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Take a second to contemplate this. For a sport that espouses the best from a spectrum of martial arts, there are only a few techniques from boxing, wrestling, Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu that form the bedrock of MMA. Fighters are always trying to permute and combine the intricacies of these sports. Guillotine chokes, rear naked chokes, triangle chokes, armbars and kimuras are the few representatives of centuries-old martial arts that MMA draws inspiration from. Why is that? Perhaps because one of the commandments of BJJ is to wrangle for position over submission?
Where would a fighter be without submissions? Probably choked out somewhere in the gutter. Without a firm knowledge of at least the very basics of submission grappling, one cannot defend against an onslaught of limbs looking to coil around your various pressure points. MMA fighters know this all too well. That is why a steady diet of jiu jitsu is encouraged for everyone who looks to compete.