Who doesn’t like seeing goals, tapouts, knockouts, baskets and touchdowns; often deft attacks, always stemming from some magic play pulled from up an athlete’s sleeve?
Everybody loves them. But don’t be fooled, a sporting contest is won on defense.
To come, GRACIEMAG, the website that most prizes self-defense on the planet, pays tribute to some of the sport’s monster defenders. Which is the best defensive display from the selection below?
Rodolfo Rodriguez, Santos goalkeeper (Campeonato Paulista 1984)
Roger Gracie and Marcelinho Garcia, fighters (Worlds 2004)
New Orleans Saints, NFL team (Super Bowl 2010)
Scottie Pippen, Chicago Bulls forward (from 1987 to 1998)
Yuki Nakai, fighter (Vale-Tudo Japan Open 1995)