Monday, February 13, 2012
NOW WATCH RAFAEL MENDES KILLING IT AT IBJJF HOUSTON OPEN.
Maybe all that heart monitoring and plyometric jumping really works (even without the giant rope swinging) .
Rafael Mendes is without any doubt the best in the in world in his weight class. We know this because he's winning Worlds and ADCC consistently. With the utmost respect to his opponent in the video below (Andre Monteiro, who himself is a legit top-level competitor [2011 Pan No-Gi gold]), I think what we are seeing is a widening of the gap between the pros and the ultra-pros.
Mendes can only be defeated by another über-professional (e.g., Cobrinha, maybe).