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PRO MMA has just learned that the Xtreme Couture BJJ instructor and grappling phenom, Robert Drysdale is set to make his amateur MMA debut at Tuff-N-Uff’s Future Stars of MMA on October 17 at the Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

Whenever we speak to fighters from the Xtreme Couture gym in Vegas, one name always comes up when the subject of grappling is raised, and that is Robert Drysdale. His name seems to have reached almost mythical proportions and this has stemmed from the way top level professional fighters describe his grappling abilities.

Now while MMA is a different ballgame than straight jiu-jitsu, Drysdale is certainly surrounded by some of the best fighters in the game at Couture’s that can help round out his skills. I certainly would not want to learn that one of the first fights in my amateur career would be against Robert Drysdale. No opponent has been named yet. Hopefully Tuff-N-Uff can find an amateur willing to get in there with him.

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Post #1   8/25/08 9:47:52PM   

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i am so excited for this. i knew it was going to be a matter of time since he has been training MMA fighters for a while now. he is tied with Roger Gracie for MMA fighter with the best pure JJ skills. i wish him the best and hopefully he can make some waves in MMA, because God only knows he has already done so in JJ. he is in his mid twenties so he definitely has the time to adapt to MMA.

Post #2   8/25/08 10:06:25PM   

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WOW great news!

Post #3   8/25/08 11:51:02PM   

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Posted by jiujitsufreak74

i am so excited for this. i knew it was going to be a matter of time since he has been training MMA fighters for a while now. he is tied with Roger Gracie for MMA fighter with the best pure JJ skills. i wish him the best and hopefully he can make some waves in MMA, because God only knows he has already done so in JJ. he is in his mid twenties so he definitely has the time to adapt to MMA.


Honestly I don't know much about the guy, but if you're this excited for it, it gets me just as pumped.

Post #4   8/26/08 12:02:09AM   

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LOL as an amateur MMA guy I can't imagine having a match on the AMATEUR level against Robert Drysdale. Sucks to be that poor bastard- unless he pulls off the upset. All I can say is keep it standing, bro

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Posted by gartface


Posted by jiujitsufreak74

i am so excited for this. i knew it was going to be a matter of time since he has been training MMA fighters for a while now. he is tied with Roger Gracie for MMA fighter with the best pure JJ skills. i wish him the best and hopefully he can make some waves in MMA, because God only knows he has already done so in JJ. he is in his mid twenties so he definitely has the time to adapt to MMA.


Honestly I don't know much about the guy, but if you're this excited for it, it gets me just as pumped.



he is, imo, the best American born grappler of today's age. he has too many accomplishments to list. check out his wikipedia page to view his accolades in grappling LINK.

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Posted by jiujitsufreak74


Posted by gartface


Posted by jiujitsufreak74

i am so excited for this. i knew it was going to be a matter of time since he has been training MMA fighters for a while now. he is tied with Roger Gracie for MMA fighter with the best pure JJ skills. i wish him the best and hopefully he can make some waves in MMA, because God only knows he has already done so in JJ. he is in his mid twenties so he definitely has the time to adapt to MMA.


Honestly I don't know much about the guy, but if you're this excited for it, it gets me just as pumped.



he is, imo, the best American born grappler of today's age. he has too many accomplishments to list. check out his wikipedia page to view his accolades in grappling LINK.



I agree. People often list "the holy trinity" BJJ as being Jacare, Marcello Garcia, and Roger Gracie. I think Drysdale is right there as well.

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Wow, I didn't know he was that young.

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Kind of weird that hes not jumping right to pro MMA. I'm sure he could get a fight on damn near any show on Earth if he wanted, and actually make money for it.

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sounds cool guys.....thanks jjfreak for posting the link bc i also had not heard of him before

i'll be sure to keep an eye out

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Should we expect that he'll walk through the competion - taking each fight to the ground as soon as possible - and we won't really know if he's going to be any good until a major promotion picks him up?

(edit: Errrr....that is to say "any good" in the sense that he can do more than submit the crap out of people who aren't pros).

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Posted by jiujitsufreak74


Posted by gartface


Posted by jiujitsufreak74

i am so excited for this. i knew it was going to be a matter of time since he has been training MMA fighters for a while now. he is tied with Roger Gracie for MMA fighter with the best pure JJ skills. i wish him the best and hopefully he can make some waves in MMA, because God only knows he has already done so in JJ. he is in his mid twenties so he definitely has the time to adapt to MMA.


Honestly I don't know much about the guy, but if you're this excited for it, it gets me just as pumped.



he is, imo, the best American born grappler of today's age. he has too many accomplishments to list. check out his wikipedia page to view his accolades in grappling LINK.



Wow his accomplishments are awsome, i did not know the guy but believe i will be watching out for out. Thanks for the link man

Post #12   8/26/08 5:11:52PM