First rubber guard ever at ufc 9?

You be the judge!

12 Responses to “First rubber guard ever at ufc 9?”

  1. Ari Bolden says:

    Nope….I believe Royce was the first one to use it several UFCs before this (I wish I could find the exact fight by he pulls MISSION CONTROL.

  2. Sky says:

    that seems more like what people who have no clue about the rubber guard think the rubber guard is.

    it’s really more like a psuedo-rubber guard, or a poor man’s rubber guard… or a crappy/wrong rubber guard. take your pick

  3. Alder Hampel says:

    Ari, are you referring to the Severn fight?

  4. Ari Bolden says:

    I can’t recall but I think that was it? Do you remember it? Am I wrong?

    At any rate, if grabbing the ankle constitutes the Rubber Guard then hell, they’ve been doing it in Yoga for 3000 years ! ;-)

  5. carlos says:

    nope not rubber guard.

  6. Raul Ponce says:


    Exactly the same “attempt” from Royce vs Tokoro that i send to U Alder. (gi pants grip)

    Well, of course it sucks, but after all, everybody needs an RG.

  7. JBalouris says:

    Nah…that’s called desperation.

  8. Jimmy says:

    Nah, no rubberguard… just grabbing the pants and finding out that it holds his opponent down a bit. He also nearly had a lockdown at one time as well, but decided to push the leg away with his feet to get a traditional halfguard :P