Sherdog’s Top 10: Jiu-Jitsu Players in MMA - Top 10
By: Mike Sloan Apr 6, 2016
played a major role in the creation and evolution of mixed martial
arts. Had it not been for the triumphs of Royce Gracie
at the first few
Ultimate Fighting Championship events, the sport as we know it
today might not even exist. When it comes to jiu-jitsu, plenty have mastered the art. However, that
does not necessarily translate to overwhelming success in MMA.
In the latest installment of the Sherdog Top 10 series, we
examine the best jiu-jitsu players to have competed under MMA
rules. There is one caveat: They must have enjoyed a significant
career in MMA. Marcelo
Gracie, John Lewis and
Drysdale might represent jiu-jitsu royalty, but their careers
in mixed martial arts have been either non-existent, subpar or
undercut by out-of-competition infractions.