Even though i am super-grateful to the gracies, I have to go with Fabio Gurgel. He's one of the men who made modern grappling teaching guys like Marcelo Garcia how to do the arts. If he wasn't on the list, I'd go with Marcelo Garcia because he is technically the greatest competetive grappler ever. And before we all start humping Rickson't leg some more, consider that he, while he was ahead of his time, the competition he faced was just not as high. And grappling is evolving (and MArcelo and Fabio are part of that evoulution). It would be sad if Rickson was as good as one can get at BJJ, that'd mean that BJJ has reached it's top already; I want to see it evolve to the part where a good black belt in ten years would tool a good blackbelt of today. Evolution = the sh!t.
(Sadly, Rickson hasn't published any instructionals with his view on modern Grappling... I'd so watch it if he had though I mean Rickson is the man and you could easiuly make the argument that he's the greatest ever)
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