You know there is a bug that causes the "gripper" 80+ points of damage...
*Hint, it involves doing a move I "whore" over and over as fast as you can until the grip breaks.
*Hint, it only works if he "draws you in" (as in to grip kick you).
Upon release he is flung back and takes around 80 damage.
Hmm...now what could that move be?