Wow that was insane, Masvidal vs Askren. One of the things Rickson always emphasized was never to drop your level and shoot, the knees are too dangerous and you have to deal with the sprawl. He always focused on the upper body clinch then executing the takedown from there. That match was a brutal reminder that you can be one of the best wrestlers in MMA but still be exposed to those knees, it only takes one mistake to end the fight…. Wow. – Henry Akins (Rickson Gracie Black Belt)
Below are two examples of upper body clinching to takedown:
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