He’s an ADCC weight, absolute, and superfight champion. He’s a 10-time IBJJF world champion. He’s the man John Danaher considers to be the greatest jiu-jitsu player of all time. And now, Roger Gracie is a member of the ADCC Hall of Fame. The organization announced the news on Monday, and will announce additional new members each Monday.
View this post on Instagram
Gracie’s road to the 2005 ADCC championships may never be topped. Submitting every opponent he faced across two divisions, Gracie beat the likes of Ronaldo “Jacare” Sousa, Alexandre Ribeiro, and Fabrcio Werdum and some other big names in that tournament.
Gracie also found plenty of success competing in gi jiu-jitsu, as well as MMA. He won an IBJJF world championship at black belt for every year from 2004 to 2010, winning the absolute division in 2007, 2009, and 20010. And in MMA, Gracie earned a professional record of 8-2 and made it to the UFC.
What an absolute legend! It`s very rare that you see such combat athlete!