UFC 120: Don't call him 'Sassangle' -- submissions are 'just natural' to Paul Sass

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Would a triangle choke by any other name hurt just as much?

"I don't like the nickname "Sassangle." I don't want a nickname, I don't think. I think it [started] on the Internet. I think (the submission) just came naturally to me. In my first grappling class, I got two triangles off and I only got shown the move by a mate. It just came natural to me in my fights. [Winning in the UFC] was amazing. It was even better because I got the triangle (choke)."

"The Natural," Paul Sass, talks to media at yesterday's UFC 120 post-fight press conference following the promotion's return to the O2 Arena in London. Sass scored "Submission of the Night" for choking out Mark Holst in their preliminary bout, which was the Liverpool native's tenth submission in eleven wins. The breakdown? Eight triangle chokes and two heel hooks. Scary stuff from the undefeated up-and-comer. Anyone else want to see him mix it up on the televised portion of a future UFC card?

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