Guy Neivens from the ADCC responds to Royler Gracie's letter. Guy reveals more of the proposed deal and details surrounding the apparent fallout.
Mentioning "veteran matches" that would help promote the sport such as: Renzo Gracie vs Mario Sperry and the Royler vs Eddie match as a natual fit.
BJJ fans, grappling fans - it looks like it has come down to money plain and simple. It's good to see that $25K can be raised for a veteran match in this sport and hope other opportunities persist for the veterans like Royler, Renzo, Mario and Eddie.
Royler Gracie reported to Caleb at the FightWorrksPodcast.com (also a contributor to BJJ Legends Magazine). That he'll be fighting Eddie Bravo, most likely, at the ADCC 2011 championships in September 23-24 in England. Royler commented that everything has been worked out however no contract had been signed. Until the contract is signed, if you follow these superfights, anything can happen.
The 2003 ADCC match of Royler vs. Eddie was a huge upset where Eddie won the fight as a huge underdog.
Here's an email Royler sent to FWP that is also posted on the site.
The worlds are off to a fantastic start. Hopefully most of you can see it streaming at Budovideo.com. However, tomorrow is a pay-for-viewing day. But if you need updates. Keep close to your computer and phone and catch out updates from the floor on Facebook, Twitter or here at BJJLegends.com
Now for the resutls. TEAM BJJ results and individual results are list.
Know this - the points and winners, seemed to chage after the Pans closed, we saw the rankings of the teams and points change. Keep a close eye. This is just the start Jiu-Jitsu Fans.
Just when you thought Jiu-Jitsu couldn't pay the bills, you can check out two tournaments that put the cha-ching in Jiu-Jitsu. You might have thought only the ADCC or World Pro BJJ were paying out the big bucks and IBJJF provided some noteriety and on.. and on... Well today my Jiu-Jitsu friends you can compete and get paid. How about over $100K in money/prizes, does that sound nice. It sounds like a new gi or two.