How would you rank these grapplers?

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Ryo, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. Ryo

    Ryo Black Belt

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    In terms or accomplishment as well as who is the best among them, P4P as well as who has the best BJJ. I know some of these guys are in different weightclasses as well as different eras.

    Roger Gracie
    Marcelo Garcia
    Romulo Barral
    Leo Leite
    Xande Ribiero
    Andre Galvao
    Jacare Souza
    Braulio Estima
    Rafa Mendes
    Cobrinha
    Bruno Malfacine
    Leo Viera
    Tarsis Humphreys
    Bibiano Fernandez
    Alexandre de Souza
    Fernando "Terere" Agusto
    Fernando Margarida Pontes
    Claudio Calasans
    Lucas Lepri
    Demian Maia
    Roberto Cyborg Abreu
     
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  2. BatBoyJG

    BatBoyJG Brown Belt

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    That's a lot of dudes bro
    Roger
    Marcelo
    Braulio
    Cobrinha
    Mendes
    Galvao
    Romulo
    Xande
    Malfacine
    Calasans
    Lepri
    Tough list to make I did not include any now strictly MMA guys, and this is who I think has the best jiu jitsu right now
     
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  3. Ryo

    Ryo Black Belt

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    Yea it is. I just wanted to include some of the best of the past along with todays best. Didn't want to leave out alot I guess.
     
  4. pailum117

    pailum117 Blue Belt

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    Dude damn it... okay

    1) Roger Gracie
    2) I honestly feel that Braulio and Marcelo are in a dead heat, one guy might be better than the other everyother day
    3)Galvao
    4) Cobrihna
    5) Xande

    Shit!

    Okay Roger has a strong lead, everybody after that is pretty tough to call
     
  5. J Sho

    J Sho Green Belt

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    Marcelo has nothing on Braulio that i know of - Braulio has tapped him the one time they have faced at black belt.

    Most accomplished in terms of results would be Roger, then Xande overall.

    Best p4p? hard to say, but probably Terere for the first part of the decade.
     
  6. Galahad

    Galahad Orange Belt

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    I disagree and here's why -

    1.) Braulio's tapped Marcelo twice that I know of off the top of my head, abu dhabi pro and adcc, but I don't think that makes him necessarily better. He is after all a weight class above him, and I think at that level, what I mean by that is between the best in the world, that makes a huge difference. Also I believe Marcelo has won his weight category in the mundials and adcc more times than Braulio, and made it to the finals in adcc 2007 despite being in the -77(?) weight class.

    2.) In terms of innovation I think Marcelo takes it as well. A few years ago, almost EVERYONE was armdragging to the back for the RNC. Now I've noticed tons of people doing their guillotines like Marcelo instead of the traditional style.

    Edit: btw, what I'm really disagreeing w/ is the statement that Marcelo has nothing on Braulio, not so much that he's better.
     
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    Crazy Legs Orange Belt

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    Roger Gracie
    Braulio Estima
    Marcelo Garcia
    Romulo Barral
    Rafael Mendes
    Cobrinha
    Xande Ribiero
    Andre Galvao
     
  8. Ryo

    Ryo Black Belt

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    bump

    Curious how others outside of the usual named already would be ranked.
     
  9. Ninjamurf

    Ninjamurf Handing out lollipops for over 3 decades

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    First off, WAAAAAY too many people to rank accordingly. But this is actually how it should look...

    1.Roger Gracie




















    2.Marcelo GarciaRomulo BarralLeo LeiteXande RibieroAndre GalvaoJacare SouzaBraulio EstimaRafa MendesCobrinhaBruno MalfacineLeo VieraTarsis HumphreysBibiano FernandezAlexandre de SouzaFernando "Terere" AgustoFernando Margarida PontesClaudio CalasansLucas LepriDemian MaiaRoberto Cyborg Abreu
     
  10. Ninjamurf

    Ninjamurf Handing out lollipops for over 3 decades

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    Oh and be ready for the obvious omission comments like, "WTF! NO Langhi?!?!?"
     
  11. redaxe

    redaxe Silver Belt

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    what's the point of doing this?
     

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