So what about the rubber guard (and the Miller/Horwich fight)? - MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos
UFC The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is a U.S.-based mixed martial arts organization, recognized as the largest MMA promotion in the world. The UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada and is owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC. This promotion is responsible for solidifying the sport's postion in the history-books. UFC is currently undergoing a remarkable surge in popularity, along with greater mainstream media coverage. UFC programming can now be seen on FOX, FX, and FUEL TV in the United States, as well as in 35 other countries worldwide.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 1 (permalink) Old 10-26-2008, 04:48 AM Thread Starter
joppp's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Sweden
Posts: 2,279
So what about the rubber guard (and the Miller/Horwich fight)?

Underrated? Overrated? In the ufc, it so far hasn't been working particularly well as a submission setup (perhaps this is because nobody gives a rat's ass about the many arm bars and triangles from rubber guard, just the omoplata). Of course it still works fairly well as a sweep, but as a sbmission set up?

Also, do you think that the Miller/Horwich fight was controversial? Cause I thought it would go the other way, with all the sub attmepts. Plus, so far Demian Maia's over hook based guard (which, of course, also relies on "hand on the mat) seems just as aggressive if not moreso than the rubber guard.

But tbh, I'm tired of all the rubber guard hype. One of the reasons
lost was because the rubber guard had turned him into a one trick pony and he just refused to try anything else.

Official Leader of the Demian Maia Subway Station!

Dustin Hazelett - I'm McLovin' it

"The second he hits me, I will crush him!" - WAND (WAR)
joppp is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome