The Jiu-Jitsu and MMA World’s Most Impactful Statements of the Week

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Johny Hendricks aplica o nocaute no UFC 154 Foto Josh Hedges

Johny Hendricks lands the knockout of the night at UFC 154, in Montreal. Photo by Josh Hedges/UFC.

“Carlos Condit is the only guy besides Jake Shields who’s guard didn’t get passed by Saint-Pierre. GSP passed the guard of phenoms like BJ Penn with ease, even passed Dan Hardy’s guard 26 times!”

Caio Terra, challenger Carlos Condit’s Jiu-Jitsu coach

“Shogun’s level on the ground is really great. I even asked him if he didn’t want to double up with me at the South American Championship so we could close out at weight and absolute. I learned one lesson from him: if you’re well trained and tire out, don’t stop, because your opponent will be exhausted too.”

Léo Nogueira, Jiu-Jitsu world champion and sparring partner to former UFC champion

“I’m not big on Anderson. He’s a phenomenal fighter but an extremely arrogant guy. (…) I feel a fight between him and Jon Jones would be a much bigger challenge than against GSP. Anderson knows he has an advantage over GSP because of his height and all.”

Roberto Drysdale, letting slip that the “Spider’s” 2010 spat with Demian Maia at UFC 112 in Abu Dhabi hasn’t yet been forgotten

“GSP hasn’t fought anyone like me yet. I’ve got strong wrestling and a power punch, and no one’s even seen my Jiu-Jitsu yet.”

Johny Hendricks, after knocking out Martin Kampmann in mere seconds and emerging as a solid contender for GSP

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