A decade later, the glory hasn’t faded Ten years is a long time. A lot can change in ten years. Ten years ago, I was getting ready to go to college in the fall. Ten years ago, Mel Gibson was still a beloved movie star. Ten years ago, a 17 year old Ronda Rousey had just qualified for her first Olympic Games (and was the youngest judoka). Ten years ago, LeBron James played for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Ten years ago today, Roger Gracie had never thought of looking like a skeleton while fighting Tim Kennedy. Ten years ago today, Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza wasn’t streaking towards a confrontation with UFC Middleweight champion Chris Weidman. Ten years ago today, those two men were recovering from one of the greatest jiu-jitsu matches in history. Don’t know what I’m talking about? Watch the video below and thank me later.