[div class=”notice” class2=”icon”]The following is from an article on DstryrSG, part of the MiddleEasy Network.[/div]
The 2011 IBJJF No Gi Worlds has come and gone. Hopefully, you saw some of the great action. If you didn’t, it’s OK (we have low expectations of you). Check out a bunch of great pics courtesy of Graciemag here. For me, the top stories are probably Cobrinha making it happen again, Caio Terra creating a legacy for himself and Raphael Lovato Jr. defeating Pablo Popovitch for the gold.
The only other thought I have on the NG Worlds is that it continues to fail to get the best of the best to compete (no Marcelo, Braulio, Galvao, Mendes Bros., Werdum, etc.). It’s still a distant second to ADCC. Hopefully that will change as the tournament gains popularity over time (this is only the 5th No Gi Worlds tournament).