Defense has to be number one! Think about any sport! Defense wins games!
Why is this?
No matter how good your offense is, if you keep getting scored on all game (i.e. submitted) you won't be able to keep up and win!
Helio and all of the Gracie family harp on this subject all the time!
When we saw Ryron Gracie vs Andre Galvao at Metamoris, it went the full 20 minutes and Ryron was able to stay out of all Andre's submissions...
Everyone thought he would be crushed!
It ended up being a draw!
How can you lose if you don't get submitted?
Yes I understand in certain tournaments there are points...but in my opinion if you don't get tapped, you always have a chance to win!