The puzzle with the image of the man who will be replacing Caio Magalhães in the Copa Pódio Heavyweight GP has set Jiu-Jitsu fans abuzz on social networking websites.
The name of the chosen fighter is being kept under lock and key by the event’s promoters, who today issued a challenge to see if someone can guess the submission wizard’s name. The first 20 to nail it here in the GRACIEMAG.com comments section will be awarded a ticket to the arena or free access to the pay-per-view.
“It was a thankless task, finding a substitute for Caio,” said Jeferson Maycá, president of the event. “The group was set with some of the biggest names in Jiu-Jitsu these days, and finding a better athlete would be impossible; an inferior one would be acceptable; and an equally good one wouldn’t add any excitement to the event. What’s more, the priority given to athletes from academies other than the ones already included limited our options.
“Following advice from my friend Marcelo Dunlop, the editor of GRACIEMAG, I went after a sharpshooter, a strong competitor who goes to war without fear of losing, without fear of tarnishing his name, and at the same time, one who would go in there hungry to win it. I think the public is going to like our choice,” says Maycá.
The fighter’s name will be officially announced this Friday. Stay tuned to GRACIEMAG.com.