A flashy submission can be just as entertaining as a knockout blow in an MMA fight. Sure it's not as vicious as a knockout finish, but there are times when a hold turns nasty.
That usually includes some obvious damage to an opponent's ligaments or bones, but sometimes the worst damage goes unseen by the audience.
When a fighter enters a bout, these submission moves have to be in their mind as "areas I'd want to avoid." The submission maneuvers are ranked on this list with a number of factors added in like embarrassment of getting caught, the pain they inflict and the simplicity of defending them among others.
While winning an MMA bout by these means is cause for a celebration for the victor, they're without a doubt the worst ways to be tapped out during a fight.