Vinny Magalhaes is enjoying a renaissance of his mma career. The 34 year old Brazilian is within grasp of the PFL’s inaugural tournament victory – valued at 1.000.000 USD.
To help promote his success he recently gave quite an interesting interview to cagesidepress
“I’ve proved that leg locks don’t work. I’ve gone against some of the best leg lockers in the game like Dean Lister, Gary Tonon, and Gordon Ryan,” Magalhaes said. “None of them were able to finish me even though I was giving the position for them to work on multiple times in the same matches. And they couldn’t do it.”
“If this guy wants to do leg locks on me in this fight, it’s going to favor me. I’m going to get myself in good position and prove once again that leg locks don’t work.”
Magalhaes will be potentially fighting twice in a night, which is also a particular challenge:]
“If you look at everybody in the bracket, nobody has fought two in a night. So it’s all the same for everyone, as far as fighting experience,” he said. “But a lot of those guys don’t have the competition experience that I have. I’ve been competing since my third week in jiu-jitsu, so that’s like twenty years plus years in competition. You used to go against multiple different guys in the same weekend. So for me, the mindset’s the same, it’s a competition.”
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The reverse triangle to Kimura has always been a thing. Why would you risk giving up space by passing your opponent’s inside arm across his face and/or switch your lock to a regular triangle while risking having your opponent posturing up and escaping a move that’s not that simple to be achieved? Grapplers nowadays are too busy working on leg locks, even knowing that #leglocksdontwork, but they are neglecting some basic attacks. Why just attack the legs? Why would you ignore the other 50% of the human body? #vinnymagalhaes #mma #bjj #ebi #leglocksdontwork #changemymind #jiujitsu @ebiofficial @ebiofficial @adccsubmission @pflmma
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