We've established you have no excuse for missing the IBJJF No-Gi Worlds that went down this past weekend. But, we say this kind of thing all the time and, frankly, you don't always listen. We're tired of your lames excuses about brunch celebrating your grandmother's 90th birthday or a scrapbooking weekend with your 3 favorite aunt. We don't like hearing that.
Anyway, you can try and make up for missing out but watching some of the great match-ups from the event. Leandro Lo faced Xande Ribeiro in the Absolute Final. It was epic, because Lo is a Light Weight and Xande is Super Heavy. It's truly fascinating and very educational to witness a smaller, more agile athlete, like Lo, take on a bigger, stronger opponent and succeed. No, Leandro did not win, but he gave Xande a run for his money, despite giving up upwards of 50lbs. A great match by two excellent athletes (and a true legend in the making in Ribeiro).