my original opponent, the methed out leprechaun, backed out now i have a new opponent, who is 2-0. both fights he won by decision. he's an athletic, brawler type, with okay gnp. i think i have better technique in grappling and boxing than he will, but he is a wild one. what pisses me off, he backed out of fighting my teammate who is 2-0, saying he had too much experience, yet he opted to fight me, im 0-0. it doesnt matter to me, just adds fuel to the fire. found one of his fights on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-z6vjV0SA5A&feature=related round 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7QOIsup_VA&feature=related round 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeSdwho0HFA&feature=related round 3 oh yea, i also entered a small bjj tourney this past saturday, to see how my confidence, cardio, intensity and if i would be nervous. i felt good, didnt gas, kept attacking and my cardio didnt falter. i entered intermediate, 156-170 and the intermediate absolute. didnt cut weight at all. weighted in with all my clothes and shoes on at 166. in my first division, my opponent and i both went for a flying armbar at the same time and collided . we scrambled, he ended up in mount. i got out of his mount, stood up, but he kept buttscooting towards me. i grabbed onto his wrist, went for a triangle, but he ducked and i went over. we scrambled again, and he pulled guard on me. we fought for awhile in there, i felt his legs open, so i leaned back and tried to go for a leg lock. well i missed somehow, and he ended up getting my foot. he went for an ankle lock, and instead of sitting up, and fighting it, i was stubborn and went for my own, he ended up getting the ankle faster and i tapped for the absolute, they called my name went to the mat, called my opponents name, i turned around and made the face. my opponent was 6' something, tatted up, and was around 190-200 range, swole. pretty intimidating looking. the crowd had a kick out of it. i think he underestimated me, cuz he just stood there and didnt really take a stance. so i palmed his head a couple of times pretty hard to get him going, he put his arm out, went for an arm drag, but didnt really move him. he put his right arm on my shoulder, so i instinctly went for a flying armbar . landed it, but he kept composed and stacked me. i transitioned to a triangle, but yet again, he just stacked me and waited, used his strength to his advantage, and got sidemount. he didnt really have a tight sidemount, so i bumped, went for his leg, trying to go for a single, but he sprawled out, and got a d'arce on me, making me tap all in all, pretty good experience, havent done a grappling tournament in a year, and it was my first time entering an intermediate division and an absolute division.