The greatest

Discussion in 'Brazilian Jiu Jitsu' started by icefield, Jan 19, 2018.

  1. icefield

    icefield Valued Member

    Because who doesn't like seeing the greatest and probably most innovative bjj player of his generation
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  2. icefield

    icefield Valued Member

    You can build a complete game just by watching Marcello roll, pick a different year of his game early years x guard and rear naked chokes, or here a bit later you see his guillotine game beautiful to watch so many details you can take with you
  3. icefield

    icefield Valued Member

    Want to learn some great takedowns for non wrestlers and the importance of the arm drag
    Watch and learn all in a minute
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  4. icefield

    icefield Valued Member

    Seriously he must be the most innovative bjj guy of the past decade, he made the X guard popular, then gave us single X, a master of taking the back and using the legs to create a 2 on 1 for the choke.

    Probably the greatest choke artist in bjj, his rear naked and north south chokes are legendary and they even named a guillotine after him.
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  5. Dunc

    Dunc Well-Known Member Moderator Supporter

    Awesome jiu jitsu - thanks for sharing this
  6. Dunc

    Dunc Well-Known Member Moderator Supporter

    Can't discuss the greatest without putting Roger into the mix
    (I'm biased of course)
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  7. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool Spes mea in nihil Deus MAP 2017 Moi Award

    Who's the greatest BJJ guy/girl, in terms of MMA record?

    Jacare? Maia? Gunnar was doing well, but not so much recently,
  8. icefield

    icefield Valued Member

    Hard onefor me, jacare tends to use his hands as much as his bjj, Maia always uses his bjj
    Gunnar honestly doesn't come into the picture for me his bjj wasn't at the same level .

    My bet is Bibiano Fernandes multiple world bjj champ and mma mmma belt holder in both dream and FC one
  9. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Moved on MAP 2017 Gold Award

    Roger is the greatest to me, because he set his style with super basic BJJ and cross collar chokes world class guys from Mount like they're white belts. I can't even do it to actual white belts.

    Love Marcelo too though.
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  10. Dunc

    Dunc Well-Known Member Moderator Supporter

    This is an amazing display of BJJ at the highest levels

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  11. icefield

    icefield Valued Member

    They are both great fighters but the middle weight division was always so stacked compared to the heavyweight so to dominate that division is always impressive

    And it's the way his game evolved and was stolen by everyone that impressed me.

    He basically made the arm drag, back pack, x guard, single X arm trapped rear naked choke, north south choke and high elbow guillotine popular.

    Although Rogers run was outstanding and subbing everyone at the adcc one year was something to see.

    Xande also makes a strong case to be the greatest of all time as well. Having a guard only passed twice in all competitions is just amazing
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  12. Dunc

    Dunc Well-Known Member Moderator Supporter

    Some great matches to watch here

    There are more if you google them
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  13. icefield

    icefield Valued Member

    Two master classes going on here
    Xandes is on guard recovery and retention
    Marcello's is on basically being a back pack lol

    One other reason I love Marcello is at the end the respect he had for xande is easy to see
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  14. icefield

    icefield Valued Member

    And talking of back packs no words can do this justice
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  15. Dunc

    Dunc Well-Known Member Moderator Supporter

    And a great display of sportsmanship
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  16. icefield

    icefield Valued Member

    Yep Xande seems a class act as well, most top bjj guys do, with a couple of well known exceptions lol
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