Marcello Garcia rolls with Rickson?! No, unfortunately, but still....

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  1. madgrappler

    madgrappler Green Belt

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    When I saw the partial title, "Marcello Garcia rolls with Rickson Gracie..." I almost wet myself. Then when I clicked through I was disappointed, as the full title was "Marcello Garcia rolls with Rickson Gracie blackbelt."

    Still - that's pretty amazing. Rickson doesn't hand out bb's like candy. But when Marcello sweeps him at 1:20-ish the guy goes into a defensive shell, full on survival mode.

    Still a great illustration of Marcello as a total beast. Maybe the best jj guy out there today?
     
  2. Spoonman7

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    Always awesome watching Marcelo roll. He was defintely a few levels above that guy for sure, and that guy looked pretty solid.
     
  3. Newcastle

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    Pretty great at the 5:00 mark he tries to tune Marcelo up and promptly gets shut down.
     
  4. LS1Rx7

    LS1Rx7 Blue Belt

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    I saw this same video this weekend and had the exact same reaction.

    That black belt looked like a white belt when he faced marcelo, that kinda blows my mind
     
  5. madgrappler

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    And marcelo climbs up him into high mount and winds up with the arm. Just brilliant and gorgeous to watch. I wonder if he was after that arm all along....
     
  6. madgrappler

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    Its crazy - he tools black belts the way most black belts tool whites. He's just operating at a level most of us can't even understand. A little scary, actually. Like a smaller Rickson in his prime. But nicer.
     
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    Saw this a while ago, Marcelo just tools this guy , i am sure he earned that BB , but Marcelo is like stratosphere with his BJJ , he can't be reached
     
  8. Bosozoku

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    I believe that's Brandon Hetzler--won Pan-Ams at Brown, Seniors division. Never rolled with him, but I used to train karate with him 15+ years ago--he's an ex-marine, total beast, but one of the most humble, nicest guys you'll ever meet. Very dedicated marital artist.
     
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    I love the technicality of Marcelo's game. Nothing attribute-based, just amazing technique.
     
  10. KGB256

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    It's a Rickson black belt that nobody has heard of rolling with one of the best grapplers in history. Shouldn't come as a shock that being one a Rickson Gracie black belt doesn't automatically put someone on par with the art's elite competitors.
     
  11. jclaudevandamme

    jclaudevandamme Blue Belt

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    ... seriously, dude, seriously?
     
  12. madgrappler

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    Seriously. The thought of MG and Rickson rolling on video is -- stimulating. I'd give a lot to see that match. A no-time limit submission only match.

    Sigh.

    A guy can dream.
     
  13. Sebg

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    I would pay good money to see Rickson and any well-known BB, even just sparring. Roger, Bucecha, Marcelo, anyone. The stories we hear about Hickson - legend or myth...? I choose to believe legend.
     
  14. syncopizer

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    The people I know who trained with him back in the day swear it's legend. But, I tend to believe all good legends come with accompanying myth augmentations. ^_^
     
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