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No Holds Barred: Robert Drysdale on ADCC Superfight with Jacare

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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldmanspeaks with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and grappling world champion Robert Drysdale (http://robertdrysdale.net/).

The winner by submission of all his fights in the absolute division of the 2007Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) Submission Fighting World Championships, RobertDrysdale now has earned a place in the featured Superfight in ADCC 2009 (http://adccbarcelona.com),September 25-27, in Barcelona, Spain. His original opponent, however, RogerGracie, the 2007 Superfight winner and a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world championmany times over, was forced to withdraw from this match because of an injury.

It was just announced Friday by the ADCC Committee that the new opponent forRobert Drysdale in the Superfight will be the exciting Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu andmixed martial arts star, Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza. In his lastappearance at ADCC, in 2005, Jacare won the 88 kg division but lost in theabsolute finals to Roger Gracie.

We spoke with Robert Drysdale by phone about all this Friday evening. In thisinterview, we discussed the late change of opponent, how this affects hispreparations for the Superfight, and what we can expect in this match withJacare. He explained his ideas about the need for grappling to be entertaining,as well as better popularized. He also talked about his desire to fightregularly in mixed martial arts, as well as a recently publicized disagreementhe had with mixed martial arts star Anderson Silva. We also covered many moretopics, so stay tuned for a spirited and enlightening discussion.

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