Posted by hippysmacker
I saw that, but he could have grabbed the hand, pulled the head, bucked his hips and space gone. I'm no BJJ expert, but what little I have of it seems liek it was obvious. Maybe theres a purple, brown, or black belt around here who will let me know.
I don't have a belt in BJJ, but I have trained with BJJ guys. A triangle is a tricky move to get, especially on the light weights, as they have less neck and shoulder to press together, and they're doing it with skinny legs. Something simple like the hand inside the thigh, or anchoring the elbow of the trapped arm to create space will render the move little better than a headlock.
Conversely, the dude is going to have a hell of a time getting out of it, even if it isn't a choke, so in an MMA setting, you're better off teeing off on a dudes face, a-la Silva vs Lutter, or going for the armbar like Hansen did.