Rubber Guard: Michael Costa vs. Nick Thompson

June 12th, 2008 In Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Nick “The Goat” Thompson goes to the Rubber Guard at around the 4:50 mark. Costa puts his hand on the mat. Instantly Thompson is in “New York”. Instead of hugging the knee and looking to move into “Chill Dog”, Thompson goes backwards to “Retard Control”. This allows Costa the space he needed to get his arm off the mat and back on to Thompson’s chest, thus escaping potential danger. Thompson’s next mistake is he doesn’t stay tight enough by squeezing his knees together and keeping downward pressure on the back of Costa’s neck. This allows Costa to slide out.