Paul Sass: 'I like being on my back'

by Steven Marrocco | source:

Undefeated British fighter Paul Sass first learned he had a future in submission grappling when he cinched two triangle chokes on his instructor in his first lesson. Some five years later, he's used the hold to gain international notoriety and win himself a ticket to the octagon and this Saturday's UFC 120.

"I think it just came naturally to me," the Liverpool native recently told Radio .

"I like being on my back" the purple belt in jiu jitsu under a Renzo Gracie affiliate. "Not many people can say that."

"They might get a surprise from my standup," Sass addded.

Possibly in attendance, as well, is Sass' mom, who at first wasn't a fan of his choice to pursue MMA.

"Now, she comes and watches me fight," he said. "She doesn't watch, though. She keeps her head in her hands, but she comes to support me."

While Sass admits he's nervous about the huge opportunity, he can't wait to put the squeeze on Holst.

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TapouT24 site profile image  

10/13/10 7:21 PM by TapouT24

Paul Sassy Sass

EckY site profile image  

10/13/10 6:24 PM by EckY

 Sass has been the top British prospect for awhile, I think he will ahve a tough time with some of the grinders in the LW division but he definitely has potential.

RyannVonDoom site profile image  

10/13/10 4:23 PM by RyannVonDoom

 all I hear when I see this guy is Sheldon from Big Bang theory saying "sassy" 

Evilzpet site profile image  

10/13/10 4:19 PM by Evilzpet

Nice add to the roster. A triangle choke machine like Paul Sass might make wrestlers think twice about laying on top for the win.

WRESTLENOW site profile image  

10/13/10 4:11 PM by WRESTLENOW

I submitted the guy who was teaching BJJ on my first time also, however i had over two decades of wrestling behind me.

nogidavid site profile image  

10/13/10 3:16 PM by nogidavid

 unfortunately it's sass-angle

KingOfFighters site profile image  

10/13/10 2:59 PM by KingOfFighters

Lol for a second I thought underground news was quoting my woman.

explodingboy site profile image  

10/13/10 2:43 PM by explodingboy

Don't stereotype.  

Employer site profile image  

10/13/10 2:38 PM by Employer

considering he's from the UK, being on his back is something he's probably accustomed to, given how terrible they are at wrestling

Old Feller site profile image  

10/13/10 2:35 PM by Old Feller

Agreed, but thread title requires: *beep*