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Old 09-03-2009, 12:42 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Is it actually hosted in Abu Dhabi?
That's actually a good question.

It's run by a Prince of the United Arab Emirates who's a huge fan of jiu-jitsu and grappling. For those who don't know who H.E. Sheik Tahnoun Bin Zayed Al Nahyan is, that's really the simplest way to explain it.


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What are the prices like?
I honestly have no idea. When I went in 2005 and 2007, I went as a guest of competitors, and so I was on the mat. Since I can't go to Barcelona, I haven't looked.

It's listed on the ADCC Barcelona website, though.


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Are there even tickets for regular fans just to watch?
Yes, there are. There are a ton of grappling fans that flock to the event to watch. It's an invitational, so it's not like at the Pan Ams or Mundials where the stands are packed with competitors. It's a lot of fans.
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Old 09-03-2009, 01:19 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I think so.

That said (and a friend pointed this out to me after publication of the piece), he's never really been able to compete with the top grapplers.
yeah but he has not been competing or training as long as most of the other top grapplers in the world, hes still very good and probably still improving rapidly.
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Old 09-03-2009, 01:50 PM   #13 (permalink)
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yeah but he has not been competing or training as long as most of the other top grapplers in the world, hes still very good and probably still improving rapidly.
Yeah, but he's in Marcelinho's house.

Also, Pablo is a monster in that weight class.

Frankly, they're all very tough divisions, but fighting at -76.9kg is like playing golf in a tournament with Tiger Woods. You just wanna finish a strong second.

Of course, people will try and beat Marcelo, but I don't see him losing in that weightclass.
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Old 09-03-2009, 03:10 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I thought Fedor and Mousasi would compete at this event. Any news on that?
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Old 09-03-2009, 03:46 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I thought Fedor and Mousasi would compete at this event. Any news on that?
Neither have been announced on teh roster. So I imagine they pulled out quietly.

Admittedly, I totally understand, in the case of Mousasi. The guy has two really high profile fights pretty close to this event (the Babalu fight he's through now and the Sokoudjou fight coming up), so he probably wants to focus on his MMA training.
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Neither have been announced on teh roster. So I imagine they pulled out quietly.

Admittedly, I totally understand, in the case of Mousasi. The guy has two really high profile fights pretty close to this event (the Babalu fight he's through now and the Sokoudjou fight coming up), so he probably wants to focus on his MMA training.
Man, that's a bummer. I was really loooking forward to seeing how they would do.

Hopefully they'll give it a shot next year.
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Man, that's a bummer. I was really loooking forward to seeing how they would do.

Hopefully they'll give it a shot next year.
At least I'll get to watch GSP get submitted.

Sorry, I shouldn't sound so happy. I might make SWP mad.

I just love watching Marcelinho submit people.
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It looks like Josh's recap of the ADCC Barcelona 2009 event is up now too. Nice work Iron Man!
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It looks like Josh's recap of the ADCC Barcelona 2009 event is up now too. Nice work Iron Man!
Thanks for that, man.

With that site, I don't know when it goes up, because I'm not an editor.
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