Robert Drysdale wins in his MMA debut, wants MMA bout with Roger GraciePosted on July 19, 2010, 05:16 AM by Daniel Cassidy
Lots of people in MMA are referred to as masters of the sport, but few can consider themselves more accomplished on the ground than Robert Drysdale. Incredibly well decorated Brazillian Jiu Jitsu ace Robert Drysdale is second to very very few men when it comes to grappling, but he has stepped up to the plate and started fighting in mixed martial arts.His most notable win is over legend Marcelo Garcia.
His desire to make the transition has been evident for years. Recently his greatest rival, and one of only a select few to ever defeat him in a grappling match, Roger Gracie, made his Strikeforce debut, andf Drysdale has his sights set on a clash with the worlds best grappler. When asked about it, he made it very clear a possible match up with Gracie is on the cards under the Strikeforce banner. Speaking to Ariel Helwani, Drysdale was asked:
Have you ever talked to Strikeforce or the UFC about fighting for them?
Yes, I have spoken to them before, and it's open. I would actually very much like to fight for them, and I even have in mind who I would like to fight.
Who would that be?
This past weekend, Robert Drysdale made his pro MMA debut for AFC 3: Evolution in Canada. He defeated Bastien Huveneers in just 72 seconds via side choke. His friend and student Frank Mir was acting as a corner man for the bout. Many UFC fans will remember Drysdale as one of Mir's assistant coaches during the eighth serious of The Ultimate Fighter.
Robert Drysdale is a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the 2007 ADCC Submission Grappling World Champion in the Absolute division, and Six time World Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Champion