Tuesday, January 18, 2011
KRON VERSUS JT SUPERFIGHT SET FOR ARIZONA OPEN.
What makes a superfight super? I don't know exactly. I've seen a few not-so-super superfights over the years. I've seen some great ones too (Ryron Gracie vs. Cameron Earle at '05 Gracie Open comes to mind) . I could probably do a superfight. But, it would have to be for a tournament held in a children's aikido dojo and/or maybe a friend's garage. And, that really isn't very super.
Seriously, though (if I can be that for just a moment), the superfight has become a great tradition for BJJ and submission grappling tournaments and for good reason. It allows competitors and spectators (i.e., your mom and sisters) to watch elite/world-class BJJ/grappling stars collide head-on for the purpose of entertainment and for the love of the art and sport that is BJJ/grappling. I wish there were more opportunities for fights like these to occur.
Take note of the recent announcement that Kron Gracie will take on JT "Spiderman" Torres in a superfight during the Arizona Open (and IBJJF tournament) held February 26-27, 2011. Both of these guys are at the top of their game and competing at the highest level in BJJ.
Is that a super superfight, you ask? Hell yes, grappler. It is.