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Alexandre "Xande" Ribeiro has had one of the most legendary careers in the history of jiu-jitsu, and with nearly two decades of competing at the highest level he still hasn't shut the door on his career just yet.
The seven-time IBJJF World champ and two-time ADCC champ has fought some of the greatest of all time over his career, and gave us a rundown of the experiences fighting these legends in a recent interview.
Roger Gracie's terrible top pressure
"Very, very uncomfortable and terrifying. They call him the 'wet blanket' for a reason. The only guy who made me as uncomfortable as him was Saulo..."
How Andre Galvao is always evolving
"In the beginning he was growing. I think Galvao got better as time went on. He learned how to win..."
Why "Jacare" was so intimidating
"I was scared, because the way I saw him rip peoples arms, that was unbelievable..."
Why the "little guy" Marcelo Garcia worried him
"I was a little scared too, because I watched him in the semifinal of the open, and when he took the guys back I saw his face, and how scared the guy was really panicked me..."
Watch the entire 16 minutes of Xande discussing his rivals, including others such as Romulo Barral and Braulio Estima.