Escaping the mount is no small task, the person on top not only has the most dominant pin, they also have a myriad of submission options available to them. The best escape is not simply one that allows the bottom player to progress to an improved position – a great escape keeps you shielded from submissions and requires the least amount of effort to perform. The foot drag is a near perfect escape. Executing the maneuver properly leaves practically no openings and the technique is not physically exhausting to perform.
Brian McLaughlin is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and has been grappling for over 13 years. He's amassed an array of medals, including the Pan Ams, ADCC North American Trials, Grapplers Quest Pro Divisions, and NAGA World Championships, but now spends most of his time teaching at his gym, Precision Mixed Martial Arts and coaching MMA fighters.