Originally Posted by Liddellianenko
From my BJJ/Submission wrestling training and experience, the instructor taught two good ways of dealing with the mount:
1. Sweep/Roll- This is the best one to do, and is easier if the guy doesn't have good top control.
And usually, the best time to escape is the moment they get mount. DON'T let him settle in. Don't hesitate. Immediately do what Liddelianenko is suggesting. When I say immediately, I mean the second he transitions to mount.
As easy as it sounds, it's something I've had to work on intensively. It has to become an instantaneous reaction.