http://graciemagbarcelona2009.wordpress.com/2009/09/08/breaking-news-roger-is-out/ Breaking News: Roger is out September 8, 2009 by Luca Atalla I promised I would be more present in the comments section than posting. But I had to compromise that to release one important and urgent piece of information: Roger Gracie dropped out of ADCC 2009. I’d been following Roger’s struggle to be part of the event for quite a while. He would face current ADCC absolute champion Robert Drysdale in the much anticipated superfight. The current superfight champion recently came down with the mumps. The disease had complications and went down (if you know what I mean). He fought against it, and after a couple of weeks of a compulsory rest tried to get back in training anyways, but unfortunatelyhe twisted his knee badly in such a way he won’t be able to heal in time for the event. “I hope Roger recovers fully,” wishes ADCC committee chairman Guy Neivens, who says they are at this point considering replacements. Next edition of the ADCC will take place at Barcelona, Spain, on Sept 26 and 27.