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Was there a Jiu-Jitsu fan that didn’t jump out of his seat when Vitor Belfort slapped that armbar on Jon Jones?

Countless practitioners “pulled” along with, tugging on an imaginary appendage to help the black belt coax the tapout from Jones; but the champion was one tough nut to crack. What followed was a barrage of elbows and frontal and spinning kicks that wore away at the Brazilian’s resistance, ultimately putting him away by americana lock in the fourth round.

But why didn’t that armbar pay out?

“It was bending backwards, in so tight. I think two things were missing: to bring the knee in when doing the armbar, and to hug the leg to work the sweep. Then Jon Jones really wouldn’t be able to defend, because he’d be swept,” Gilbert Durinho, Vitor’s Jiu-Jitsu coach, weighed in.

But from the photo taken behind the scenes afterwards one could tell the hold took its toll. The champion with his arm in a sling showed just how much damage was done. The loss doesn’t matter too much, what counts is Vitor’s grit.

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SEPTEMBER 22, 2012


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Post #1   9/26/12 7:47:48PM   

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:"to bring the knee in when doing the armbar, and to hug the leg"

actually what i was telling my friends right after he lost the armbar.

Post #2   9/26/12 8:48:44PM   

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You break that arm any chance you get when the guy doesn't tap, what was Vitor thinking...

Does he seriously think Jones wouldn't have snapped his arm if he didn't tap?

His coaches should have been yelling, Snap it like a twig!!

Post #3   9/26/12 8:51:00PM   

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Posted by Cooler

You break that arm any chance you get when the guy doesn't tap, what was Vitor thinking...

Does he seriously think Jones wouldn't have snapped his arm if he didn't tap?

His coaches should have been yelling, Snap it like a twig!!



he was full of crap, he lost the arm while he was grimacing during the extension.

Post #4   9/26/12 9:39:09PM   

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I remember vitor saying that when jones' arm popped that it actually loosened the grip because his arm was less stiff and jones was able to slip out with the extra space.

Post #5   9/26/12 9:59:55PM   

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Posted by Manak

I remember vitor saying that when jones' arm popped that it actually loosened the grip because his arm was less stiff and jones was able to slip out with the extra space.



Thats what he said, and then I pirated the fight and noticed him still pulling and grimacing full force till the escape.

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Some examples of what he could have done to finish the armbar.

Vitor validated my opinion of his BJJ. He's a good grappler but not great by any means. I would classify him as a low level black belt.

Once you have a guy trapped in that position, you need to be able to finish. Rather than looking to sweep Jones and move himself into a better position to execute, Vitor put all of his effort into trying to finish from a disadvantageous position.

He gets an A+ for trapping skills but a C- for execution.

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i see what he is saying and i agree, but a fight is a fight and it happened so early i dont think anybody expected it including Jones and vitor. im a big vitor fan once again.

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Post #8   9/27/12 12:16:08AM   

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Posted by tcunningham

i see what he is saying and i agree, but a fight is a fight and it happened so early i dont think anybody expected it including Jones and vitor. im a big vitor fan once again.



It was a hell of a bizarre and entertaining fight thanks to Vitor

Post #9   9/27/12 11:51:19AM