I have a counter to a RNC that I've never seen done in MMA and I was curious if it was illegal in some way/stupid/etc because I believe they're pretty damn straightforward and effective but again, I've never seen it. This is only really effective for the standing RNC (i.e. opponent on your back with the hooks in while you're standing up--see Ficket v. Neer or Trigg v. Hughes). If caught in this position, my usual response is to just jump as high as possible and fall straight to my back, bringing all of my weight down in my opponent. This will usually at least disorient them enough to scramble out of the hold and will sometimes even knock the wind out of them, giving you a huge advantage for a few seconds. Is this just some shitty backyard escape? Anyone else tried it?