In The Ring!
K-1 Grand Prix
Other MMA & Amateur MMA
MMAF Member Competitions
Foreign Speaking MMA Discussion
MMA Event Calendar
General MMA Discussion
MMA Forum Fantasy Fight League (FFL)
Championship Pick 'em League
MMA Forum Grand Prix
MMA Forum News
MMA Forum News And Announcements
In The Gym!
Technique, Training and Nutrition
Non Mixed Martial Arts Discussion
Introductions & Greets
The Credit Shop
mmaforum.com Forum Tech Support
MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos
Unbelievable BJJ, a must see!
View Single Post
03-26-2010, 05:11 PM
Join Date: May 2006
Location: New York City, New York
Jeff's a great grappler. His 1-1 performance at ADCC last year was solid, but the reality is, that weightclass is too stacked right now for Glover or Ryan Hall to really stand a chance at taking home a medal among the top guys.
I mean, the ADCC semi-final round looked like this:
Those are four guys who are all in a totally different tier than Jeff Glover.
Glover had a brutal matchup in the quarter-finals. He had to face defending champ Rani Yahya, and he got beat. But, realistically, there's not a single guy, out of those four, that Glover could've gotten matched up with, and beaten.
Three of them are ADCC world champions in that weightclass. Viera won in '05, Yahya in '07 and Mendes last year. And Cobrinha is a six time IBJJF world champion blackbelt and protege to one of the greatest grapplers in recent history, (Fernando Terere) so Glover is a little out of his class.
It's a great time to be a fan of submission grappling and BJJ, but the Brazilians are pretty dominant right now, especially in that weightclass. For a brownbelt to show up and win the mens side of a division with four world champion blackbelts would be kind of absurd.
I mean, Mendes was a huge underdog in that weightclass, and managed to win it. But he was a BJJ blackbelt when he showed up at the tournament and did win the Brazilian qualifier. (which is, by far, the hardest of the qualifiers)
Sig by Toxic
Barnett - Toquinho -Werdum - "Nurmie"
Z. Gurgel - Morango - Rocha - Tiequan
IronMan is offline
View Public Profile
Send a private message to IronMan
Find More Posts by IronMan
-- MMAForum.com (Full)
-- MMAForum.com (Classic)
-- MMAForum.com (Mobile)
MMA Forum - UFC Forums
v1.4 Copyright ©2007,
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to