Originally Posted by milkkid291
How many fighters have you seen pull the same guillotine? Houston is just going to get more flamed for this attempt and the full mount because everyone was watching him more carefully. How many fighters have been finished by a full mount and could not get out? It's hard to get out when you're not against the fence to use to push up against. Bucking is not the best way to get out either, can leave you to be very open and just tire you out. You have to do it extremely fast by bucking your opponent so his hands have to land on the mat next to your head, then you try to reverse it and get back on top of him most likely in full gaurd.
I lol @ every fighter who tries to guillotine when his opponent passed his guard -- not just Houston Alexander.
Bucking opens up your opportunities for actual escapes. Also, it can delay striking attempts -- since they have to base out. It is the bare minimum, in terms of what you have to do to gtfo of there. And that's my point... I'd expect someone who has "just as good a ground game as anyone else in the UFC" to try something -- at least the bare minimum.
Plus this was relatively early in the first round. You can't say that Houston didn't have enough energy to buck to create opportunities, or hold off Silva's strikes.
EDIT: I lol @ myself for trying something even dumber than guillotining someone on top of me... I was sooo out of it, I forgot that I had been mounted. I thought I had my opponent in guard, and I got into position for arm-triangle. I tried to choke him out with that... when he had mount. I laugh at that shit all the time, when I see the vid again. And considering that I could've used that trapped arm to pull off an upa and escape, that move was considerably dumber than what H.A. did.
Just to make sure that it doesn't seem like I'm being condescending toward real fighters, and that its all in good fun...