I'll admit that got me to chuckle. ;)As far as him having that advantage, that, to me, is the biggest reason (and necessary area of focus for people who don't compete with a gi) people should do at least a little gi work. I most likely would never really work much on offensive gi techniques but learning to defend them, break grips, etc. is very important (and something I really don't do nearly enough of, read never). Without a gi I've been told I could hang with some purples and I've submitted several blues, with a gi white belts with some gi training can often tool me. While I firmly believe no-gi is most important, it's absolutely good to be familiarized with gi techniques.Just learning to use and break grips properly is a deep art, let alone actually applying things like gi chokes.
Member of DaJoGen MMA school under Dave Hagen and Team Chaos fight team under Denver Mangiyatan and Chris Toquero, ran out of Zanshin Martial Arts in Salem Oregon: http://www.zanshinarts.org/Home.aspx