Forget for a minute Demian Maia the UFC fighter, and his upcoming bout against Anderson Silva, on 10 April in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
As a Jiu-Jitsu fighter, this Sao Paulo native was (is) without a doubt one of the best athletes of his generation. But what would be his greatest moment as an amateur athlete, a ground fighter? Was it the title he won in the 88kg division of ADCC 2007?
GRACIEMAG.com relayed the question to the fighter himself, who replied as quickly as he slaps on an armbar: “It was in the gi: the final of the World Cup 2005, against Jacaré.”
In fact, at the time of now-extinct tournament, Ronaldo Jacaré was experiencing a period of supremacy rare in sport, during which no one could pose a threat, with nobody making it to the end of regulation time. And no human beat him.
Reminiscent of Anderson, right? But forget the UFC for ten minutes and enjoy the match below.
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