OntheMat.com is happy to announce the 2004 Jiu Jitsu Fighter of the Year: Ronaldo Souza dos Santos of Team Brasa better known as "Jacare".
OntheMat.com is happy to announce the 2004 Jiu Jitsu Fighter of the Year: Ronaldo Souza dos Santos of Team Brasa better known as "Jacare". As a jiu jitsu player, Jacare may well have had the best year in history, and among the major titles he won the Aboslute Title at the Pan Americans, the CBJJO Worlds Absolute Title (defeating Margarida in the finals) and the CBJJ Mundial Absolute Title (Defeating Roger Gracie AFTER suffering a busted arm)
Don't worry about the hyper extended elbow, very soon afterwards Jacare was happy to show anyone who asked that his arm was just fine. You'll be hard pressed to find an world champion athlete as humble or friendly as Jacare.
You can visit Jacare's website at http://www.jacarebjj.com/ 
2004 will be a tough act to follow, however Jacare is already training hard and looking to repeat his success. We wish him the best of luck, and congratulations on being named OntheMat.com Jiu Jitsu Player of the Year.
In the next few days we will reveal the OntheMat Submission Grappler of the year (Gi), OntheMat MMA Fighter of the year and have a 2004 year end wrap up and summary with the most mentionable happenings. Stay tuned...