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    Default Re: Josh Barnett : 2009 No-Gi BJJ World Champion!

    Quote Originally Posted by Zapp Brannigan View Post
    Congratulations to Rinaldi. A brown belti n 18 months is ridiculous, and I'd almost be inclined to call it a McDojo, except for the whole taking second at ADCC thing, lol. Sounds like he's just a natural.

    It is a little odd. Obviously rinaldi is a great grappler both wrestling and submission grappling but lets not forget that abu dhabi is no gi. Bjj purists would probably be questionable of someone getting a brown belt in that short of a time span especially a wrestler who did well in no gi competitions.

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    Default Re: Josh Barnett : 2009 No-Gi BJJ World Champion!

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    I wonder if they tested? You were all thinking the same thing...

    hahaha-that was the first thing that came to mind, "They must not test at these tournaments"

    In fact I know they dont cause I was at teh first US Nationals for Grappling and I was talking to a guy that won it and I asked him if he was going to Worlds and he said no cause he couldn't pass the drug test and was not going to give up smoking weed. Later i saw that he went and I asked him about it and he said they never tested him, just let him go.

    Yet we lose world champions in the sport of wrestling for the same things???

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