Originally Posted by Johnstown
Why would you say that? wrestlers get caught in leg shit all the time ....as a submission guy its one of the things you try to do to wrestlers..back in the day it was a guittine shoke on the shoot.but now must guys cross train enough to change up the head position to avoid that....but the legs are still one of the best chances against a wrestler...and besides.it almost worked...if he had been a bit more mean with it and stayed focused it likely would have worked.
Askren is an excellent all around grappler, and has shown very strong submission defence in the past. Unless you are an absolute master at them, leg locks, for the most part, are low percentage, and against a guy like Askren that thrives in the scramble, I don't think worth risking. Kael had a dominant position, but instead of keeping it or trying to get back to his feet, where he had a realistic chance at winning, he went for a submission was almost certainly going to fail. Sure he came close, but he ended up precisely where Askren wanted him.
I can respect that he had the confidence and balls to go for it, but I don't think it was smart. His game plan should have been based around two simple things: Don't throw lazy kicks, and avoid the ground as much as possible.