Conor McGregor Leg Drag to Mount

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by JJWrestler, Jan 19, 2015.

  1. JJWrestler

    JJWrestler Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2010
    Messages:
    530
    Likes Received:
    3
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2015
  2. Steve08

    Steve08 American Fedor Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2013
    Messages:
    20,185
    Likes Received:
    2,051
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Yeah, I noticed that too, in the second round shortly before he finished Siver from the mount. Was a good pass. He was able to mount him very quickly, although Siver was so beat up that it can't really be assumed that he was grappling to his full ability. I think it may actually be the first leg drag I've seen in mma although maybe I saw one then forgot about it (but I don't think that's very likely).
     
  3. Davem10

    Davem10 Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2010
    Messages:
    2,752
    Likes Received:
    3,004
    Be interested to see this
     
  4. trustdoesntrust

    trustdoesntrust Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2008
    Messages:
    1,872
    Likes Received:
    920
    I was highly impressed by McGregor's pasty teammate who fought on the prelims, the flyweight with coat-hangers for appendages. that guy had some crazy guard passing, like a banana slug or an eel or something. whoever's teaching those guys jiu-jitsu really knows what he's doing.
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2015
  5. PointyShinyBurn

    PointyShinyBurn Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2010
    Messages:
    1,637
    Likes Received:
    376
    Location:
    London, UK
    Y'all must have forgot:BJ Penn compilation (passes): http://youtu.be/extNlPQ5DLc
     
  6. Steve08

    Steve08 American Fedor Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2013
    Messages:
    20,185
    Likes Received:
    2,051
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Blast... blast! I worship that vid... I should have expected this.

    It's unsurprising to me that BJ Penn was hitting leg drags in mma almost a decade before McGregor ever started fighting though.

    [​IMG]

    BJ used to be a straight up motherfucker. Mounting Renzo and shit
     
  7. JJWrestler

    JJWrestler Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2010
    Messages:
    530
    Likes Received:
    3
    Your right, I did forget haha.

    Its pretty awesome seeing stuff pulled off like that in MMA.
     
  8. SuperSuperRambo

    SuperSuperRambo Senior Moderator Senior Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2004
    Messages:
    32,493
    Likes Received:
    552
    Location:
    NY
    Isn't it John Kavanaugh?

    By the way I don't recall Conor's pass being a leg drag, more of a BJ Penn-style smash pass to mount. Still was nice.
     
  9. Steve08

    Steve08 American Fedor Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2013
    Messages:
    20,185
    Likes Received:
    2,051
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Yes, he's the first black belt in Ireland if I'm not mistaken.

    And is that what it is? If so I've heard a lot of people call that kind of pass a leg drag... not sure why, but it's weird how there are so many different names for the same thing in grappling.

    The main distinction I've heard is that people seem to refer to it as a position, specifically in regards to this position:

    [​IMG]

    Separate from the classic "grab the ankles and throw" pass we all know.

    but I'm just a white belt trying to learn, so please correct me if I'm wrong.
     
  10. JJWrestler

    JJWrestler Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2010
    Messages:
    530
    Likes Received:
    3
    Its started in a leg drag. Then he switched knees and stuck the other leg through. Used that to set up the mount. Similar to the BJ Penn style. Ryan Hall teaches it in his DVD as an option if your opponent is giving up the back.
     
  11. Leify

    Leify Ebb and Flow

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2011
    Messages:
    2,160
    Likes Received:
    166
    He didn't really leg drag, he just settled down into the typical finishing position of the leg drag. Then went leg weave to mount.

    I guess I'd be more impressed if he didn't do it when Siver was already done. Just seemed like he was toying with a half conscious man.
     
  12. ajf

    ajf Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2009
    Messages:
    255
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    DC
    The picture you posted is of a leg-drag position. It's one of your options to stabilize the leg-drag pass. Note that in the photo, Jared's right knee is behind his opponents right knee, and his right foot/ankle is hooking his opponents left knee.

    Mcgregor finished the pass using a hip-smash or side-smash... from the orientation of the above photo, he'd have his left knee behind his opponents right knee.

    Here's a video of Lovato Jr teaching the hip-smash.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISHxUV8QUHA
     
  13. Sexy Pants

    Sexy Pants Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2013
    Messages:
    825
    Likes Received:
    28
    On point!
     
  14. Steve08

    Steve08 American Fedor Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2013
    Messages:
    20,185
    Likes Received:
    2,051
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    VERY informative. thank you bro.

    haha it's funny that you link to that vid as I actually subscribe to BJJLibrary. Such a great resource.
     
  15. Uchi Mata

    Uchi Mata Preaching the gospel of heel hooks and left kicks

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2010
    Messages:
    18,561
    Likes Received:
    4,087
    Location:
    Denver, CO
    Thanks, this is what I came here to post. As soon as I saw the thread title...I normally hate to be this guy...but damn, such noobs. BJ was famous for this exact move a decade ago. Some gyms call it the BJ Penn mount (or dope mount) because he did it so often and well.
     
  16. Alex88

    Alex88 Brown Belt

    Joined:
    May 6, 2011
    Messages:
    2,525
    Likes Received:
    53
    Location:
    On the mats training
    Anyone saw Charles Rosa vs. Sean Soriano ? That was a jiu jitsu clinic from both guys.
     
  17. Irenaeus

    Irenaeus Black Belt

    Joined:
    May 14, 2008
    Messages:
    6,895
    Likes Received:
    767
    Location:
    This frightful and this angry land
    That was my impression as well, but I got a little unsure if I missed something when reading the posts in this thread. It makes a difference, so I guess I should rewatch that part.
     
  18. randomg1t

    randomg1t EVERYTIME CHAMPION

    Joined:
    May 8, 2005
    Messages:
    14,057
    Likes Received:
    7,279
    that pass is money, i use it a lot.

    also, it's a great way to mount once you already have sidecontrol and the turn into you.

    jeff joslin has a whole series on penn's passes on youtube, check it out:

     
  19. Kozbot

    Kozbot Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2008
    Messages:
    2,205
    Likes Received:
    22
    I dont think most people define this pass as a "leg drag" (although Conor started out in a leg drag in his fight)

    this is usually called a "smash" "TT" or "folding" pass.
     
  20. Darwinist

    Darwinist Super Simian

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2002
    Messages:
    18,042
    Likes Received:
    20
    Location:
    Akureyri, Iceland
    It is. John Kavanagh(not Kavanaugh) is the head coach for SBG Ireland/Iceland and a very accomplished grappler in his own right, in addition to being a European MMA pioneer. Dude was fighting back when Europe barely had an MMA scene worth talking about.

    Curious connection now since people are bringing up BJ Penn: Longtime McGregor training partner, especially in the jiu-jitsu department is Gunnar Nelson, who back at the beginnings of his MMA career had his first taste of a truly professional fight camp back in 2005 or 2006 when he travelled to Hawaii to help train with BJ Penn's crew when he was getting ready for a UFC fight(can't remember which one). Maybe that is where this move originated?
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2015

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.