Originally Posted by IronMan
Yeah, Marcelo's escapes are awesome. The real problem is that you have to be as quick as Marcelo and as fluid and explosive as him to land them on an opponent a lot larger than you (at least, with that particular body-lock reversal). I have a hard time pulling that one off.
Plus, I like going to the back, as I find I can transition to a lot of dominant positions from there with a lot more ease, and I never end up in my opponent's guard when I have control of the back. At least, not in one move.
I hear ya, It really can be hard to do some of his escapes! Like you, If I can get the back I'll go for that rather than the reversal.