Courtesy of Graciemag.com:

Organization already thinking of replacement

Despite his great desire to participate, expressed first hand in an interview with GRACIEMAG.com, Ricardo Arona will not fight at the 2009 ADCC. The information was confirmed by ADCC Brazil executive-secretary Wagner Gomes.

According to the director, the reason for Arona to not show at the submission wrestling tournament to take place on the 26th and 27th of September, in Barcelona, is his participation in Bitetti Combat, two months before the event, when he will face Marvin Eastman.

The ADCC organizing committee already has a list of names to take Arona’s place, and should announce the substitute shortly.

Stay tuned to GRACIEMAG.com and we will be back at any moment with further information on the ADCC 2009.