Frank Mir reflected on his submission of Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC 140 with Sherdog.com’s Jordan Breen.
Honestly I was putting a lot of pressure on, and usually a kimura will pop at the elbow or the shoulder.
It did feel different when it broke.
Like I said when Joe and I were talking, when horsepower technique.
That's the great thing about submissions, you build up your strength and your power in the gym, but it's like having a lever, you want to get the lever in the right spot and use proper technique and then when it's in the right spot you want to jump up and down on it to get as much force as you can into it. It's a good combination of both strength and technique.
So when I grabbed it and started cranking it just crushed like twisting a bag of potato chips.
My brain just told me that wasn't his elbow, so I was confused at first...
“This is the official website of the Mixed Martial Arts llc. Commercial
reproduction, distribution or transmission of any part or parts of this website
or any information contained therein by any means whatsoever without the prior
written permission is not permitted.”