Tom DeBlass on MMA, ADCC, Garry Tonon and more

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  1. Murdoch

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  2. the heed

    the heed Look at the size of that boy's heed.

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    sweet. you guys always have a great show!! looking forward to listening to it.
     
  3. kjg1672

    kjg1672 Brown Belt

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    Good interview. DeBlass seems like a class guy. Interesting that he said his bjj game didn't translate well to MMA because he likes to hang out in half-guard. I would think a guy at that level would have more tricks in his bag that would allow him to adapt better.
     
  4. the heed

    the heed Look at the size of that boy's heed.

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    not every high level BJJ guys can transition well into MMA... Rodolfo has problems going into no gi as a lot of his passes are so gi dependent. Also just plenty of BJJ guys who are no gi that doesn't translate well in MMA.
     
  5. Os3y3ris

    Os3y3ris Green Belt

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    Nah, he's a cheater and a creep. Compete against his team sometime and see how classy he is.
     
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    Shokushu Goukan Banned Banned

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    Interesting. Are there any perfectly sane people who agree with this sentiment?
     
  7. LS1Rx7

    LS1Rx7 Blue Belt

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    I can agree with the exact opposite of that statement. Maybe that post was an attempt at humor??

    I don't know but I don't think anyone dislikes Tom Gary or his team.
    I dropped in at their school a few times and all good guys.
     
  8. Spoonman7

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    good interview so far. Tom seems very nice and intelligent
     
  9. Os3y3ris

    Os3y3ris Green Belt

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    Fuck if I know. All I know is that I had two matches against his guys at a tournament, when he started calling up, calling me a "*********" and threatening to kill me. Yes, I can produce that. I don't know if it has anything to do with our discussion on homosexuality or he just took a sports rivalry too far, but the man is a creep.
     
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    SuperSuperRambo Senior Moderator Senior Moderator

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    Hahahaha. I have absolutely no opinion on the matter, but this had me rolling.
     
  11. Os3y3ris

    Os3y3ris Green Belt

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    I'm also going to point out that disagreeing with a Gracie doesn't make one insane.
     
  12. Ton

    Ton The master of Potato Plata

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    I'm curious. What was the discussion? More details needed . I would definately be creeped out if someone tried to say stuff like that to me during a roll. Then again I'm a casual.
     
  13. Os3y3ris

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    He posted a gay flag one night. I messaged him to say thank you. I'm not a homosexual, but one of my friends is. He was supportive.

    One day Tom asked for a match. He claimed I couldn't defeat him or his team. I'd defeated two of them at this point. I was defeated by Gordon Ryan in an amateur match. Afterwards, Deblass stared talking shit. I took offense and talked shit right back, cause I'm no bitch. Deblass' other man was up next. So Deblass calls me on the phone and threatens to kill me as I'm up against his team.
     
  14. lts5025

    lts5025 "What the **** is a Dim Mack?"

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    Then produce it.
     
  15. Os3y3ris

    Os3y3ris Green Belt

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    Will do. Catch me tomorrow.
     
  16. LS1Rx7

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    Tom posts on here as well so I'm sure he'll see it. Not that it matters anyway I don't really believe your story.
     
  17. BJJ Coffee Drinker

    BJJ Coffee Drinker Amateur Fighter

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    thats a pretty bold accusation to make Os3y3ris. You cant just bring something up like that then provide no proof or details
     
  18. fanboysareevil

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    Actually, doing exactly that is Osiris' MO.
     
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    the heed Look at the size of that boy's heed.

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  20. Murdoch

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    It's hard for me to believe that Tom would go after anyone unprovoked. He is far from a bully. Now if you challenged him, talked trash or threatened him I would not be surprised if he reacted strongly.
     

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