| | Whose Grappling Credentials Are Overrated?
After GSP fought Hardy...I thought his BJJ blackbelt was gifted, Considering he had earned it 2 years prior 2 fighting Hardy..
Point of why I thought to make this thread is I was randomly reading about
Bully Beatdown the other day and started looking at fighters who'd been on the show and I came across this Tony Bonello guy whom I heard of but never seen fight.
I looked into the guy a little and learned he was a third degree black belt in BJJ and his credentials were as followed.
Carlos Gracie’s 2008 American National Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt Championships Gold Medalist (Two times)- One gold medal in the Gi & 1 gold medal in the No-Gi division. Notable is that both gold medals were uncontested, as Tony was the only entrant in each division
Carlos Gracie’s 2008 No-Gi Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Senior Black Belt World Championships Silver Medalist
Carlos Gracie’s 2009 No-Gi Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Senior Black Belt World Championships Silver Medalist- Notable is that there was only one other entrant each year in his division, and thus one match to determine gold and silver .
When I saw thees'e credentials I started laughing to myself .
I really believe that people like Bill Murray or John Belushi are just as great and just as valid as Robert De Niro or Al Pacino. And I don't think you can say One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) is a better movie than Animal House (1978); they're different genres. I think they're both examples of great craftsmanship. |