Posted bysystem system 3 years ago from

UFC 119 takes place tonight, and in the headliner, submission ace Frank Mir takes on famed striker Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic. Mir, a Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist, has many tools at his disposal. But should heel-hook submissions be one of them? That's the question we asked in our latest"Inside MMA" weekly poll.

gsp (anonymous) 3 years ago
just put vasiline on ur heels, brah
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KopiLuwak (anonymous) 3 years ago
Patty, that comment is totally ignorant and comes from someone without a grappling education. First of all, arm bars feel inmidiatly, but the ligaments involved in the heel hook, have a delayed effect. So even when the ligament it's being damaged ver y bad, the pain wont feel inmidiatly, and that's why they are so dangerous. The second thing is for example arm bars, are not career threatening, but heel hooks can. The damage involved in a heel hook, above all when torsion it's generated it's terrible. Can destroy several parts of the leg, besides the heel in one moment.

I do think they should be allowed only at high level competition when there's figthers with a good BJJ and free wrestling education & experience.
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patty (anonymous) 3 years ago
Don't like heel hooks? Tap out or fight out. They could be career threatening. So are arm bars and other subs. Let's ban them too
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