As far as I`m concerned, the biggest controversy of the event was the fact that an event sponsored by Budweiser could have no beer served at the venue! Furthermore, by the time I discovered where the complimentary beer was for sponsors, they were dry.
The Friday night before the Tournament we hung out at Scotty's brother Cade;s party he throws every Friday at Boardners on Hollywood and Cherokee. If you're in the Los Angeles area definitely check it out!
When covering the grappling scene out here in California, one usually refers to either the Los Angeles area, which has the highest concentration of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu outside of Brazil, or the fearsome teams from the San Francisco Bay Area, however San Diego is rarely mentioned.
OntheMat fans will know that we've been playing careful attention to the Southeast region of the United States for sometime now, as the grappling scene has literally exploded over the last two years there.