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Old 04-23-2010, 05:38 PM   #5
Kevin Leavitt
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Re: Would the Ikkyo pin work in MMA?

Ikkyo is also pretty much a "facedown" pin. You aren't gonna see this in MMA simply because it leaves too much for risk, it is hard to get a tap out, and why pin the guy with a risky pin that he probably has enough skill to avoid anyway? Also, heck if I am on the guy's back, I'm gonna get that rear mount for better control!

Now, put a knife in my hand...AND the risk that he might have a buddy and it changes stuff quite a bit.

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