Definitely disappointing performance from Rolls. I'd never seen him but was curious to see what a "modern" Gracie would do. Was it just me or were his takedowns no better, or even worse, than Royce's at UFC 1?! To his credit, Royce, for back in the day, people knew what he wanted to do and he still got fighters to the ground. I'm sort of more interested in what Ryron and some other modern, smaller Gracies could do, but I just don't know now. If I were to take from Rolls performance I'm not that interested. Granted, I think Ryron and others have great ground, but I'd be reserved about saying it is past Damian Maia's, BJ Penn's or Nogueiras (sp?). The mystique has diminished . . ..
Last edited by Poland; 02-07-2010 at 03:30 AM.