With R.N.‘I think that Jacare was the best Jiu-Jitsu fighter of 2004’ says rival Marcio ‘Pe de Pano’ Cruz. ‘If you check all the scorecards, you will see that Jacare won everything that he needed to be the best. He rocked, man’ completes the black belt from Gracie Barra, who can’t say the same thing about that period and his own career: ‘It was my worst competitive year’ summarizes Pe, who fought juts for 5 times in 2004, none of them in a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Confederation tournament. ‘I?ve heard people comment, they say that I?m not the champ anymore? That I?m the ?ex? best in the world? I think that those comments are going to up my desire to be number 1 again. Maybe it will be even easier to compete in 2005 than in 2003 and 2004. After all, Jacare is the main target now. In the past it was ‘Everybody against ‘Pe de Pano’.