View Full Version : Blast to The Past: Roger Gracie vs. Jacare at the Mundials

08-04-2014, 05:03 PM

JULY 31, 2014 WRITTEN BY BEN WESTCOTT (via MiddleEasy.com (http://middleeasy.com/fighting/item/13783-blast-to-the-past-roger-gracie-vs-jacare-at-the-mundials))
A decade later, the glory hasnít faded. Ten years is a long time. A lot can change in ten years. Ten years ago, I was getting ready to go to college in the fall. Ten years ago, Mel Gibson was still a beloved movie star. Ten years ago, a 17 year old Ronda Rousey had just qualified for her first Olympic Games (and was the youngest judoka). Ten years ago, LeBron James played for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Ten years ago today, Roger Gracie had never thought of looking like a skeleton while fighting Tim Kennedy. Ten years ago today, Ronaldo ďJacareĒ Souza wasnít streaking towards a confrontation with UFC Middleweight champion Chris Weidman. Ten years ago today, those two men were recovering from one of the greatest jiu-jitsu matches in history. Donít know what Iím talking about? Watch the video below and thank me later.