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MMA fighter pulls off incredible pro-wrestling style Boston Crab submission

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An MMA fighter pulled off a ridiculous, pro-wrestling style submission Saturday in a fight at Full Contact Contender 19 in Bolton, England. Jonno Mears finished Aaron Jones with what looked exactly like a Boston Crab ripped right from the world of WWE.

With Jones laying on his stomach, Mears grabbed both of Jones’ legs and bent them backward until Mears was in a sitting position. Jones was forced to tap out — either to the pressure on his back or what could have also been a foot lock variation.

Either way, it was a unique and spectacular way to end a fight. It was reminiscent of the finishing move used by WWE’s Chris Jericho, which he has dubbed The Walls of Jericho.

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Post #1   10/1/17 8:18:46PM   

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I wouldn't call it ridiculous it's a nice submission finally someone pulled it off.

Post #2   10/1/17 8:22:56PM   

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When I was a kid, I thought folks tapping to Bret Hart was bullshit. It didn't look like much. A friend offered to try it on me and I tapped instantly. It hurts a lot!

With that said, it's definitely a ridiculous move in a real fight - the amount of cooperation needed from an opponent borders on unconsciousness. Main reason this worked was a) lack of situational awareness, and b) surprise.

Inner monologue of the audience: WHO THE FUCK DOES THAT, LIKE HONESTLY

Folks will be more aware of it now that it's gone viral, so I doubt we'll see too many of these moving forward. The occasional? Maybe. Even if someone goes on a Brad Imes gogoplata-like streak, it would be an outlier.

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Post #3   10/1/17 9:49:33PM   

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If he can pull off the Camel Clutch in his next fight I'll be a fan for life.

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The only submission that'll get me more excited than a twister. This was awesome. And it's a brutally painful one too if done correctly.

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Post #5   10/2/17 8:00:07PM