Erberth Santos has been involved in many incidents on and off the mats in the past, and is generally known as the bad boy of Jiu-Jitsu…
The 2017 world champion is a very controversial figure and has a lot of haters especially in his native Brazil.
As a reminder of his antics:
Brawl during a BJJ competition:
Erberth Santos: poor sportmanship, dirty player. Elbows Claudevan Martins durind CBJJE Mundials. Martins is much smaller and took him down with prompted this elbow from Erberth. Both were disqualified by the referee.
Outside of the mat , someone threw a shoe at Erberth and the fight restarted. Erberth took Claudevan Martins down and delivered some elbows. Claudevan Martins’ girlfriend kicked Erberth’s face twice and someone from Guigo Team (Erberth’s team), flying kicked her in the face!
From Bernardo Faria:
And retaliation from other athletes:
He has taken to a whole new level when he instigated a brawl during last night’s final match of the star studded event BJJ Stars in Brazil.
Felipe Pena and Erberth Santos faced each other in the final match of the evening. Pena pulled guard and then swept Santos who then appeared to injure his knee. Santos then sat on the side of the mat and was seen arguing with some of Pena’s teammates. As they restarted the match with Santos on bottom, Santos kept arguing with someone in the crowd. This is when Santos ran towards Pena’s team and ‘did a Khabib’ and instigated massive brawl.
Santos was DQ’d and Pena was awarded the victory.
In the much awaited rematch between Felipe “Preguica” Pena and Erberth Santos which happened on September 6th 2020, the match ended once again in an anti-climatic fashion, as Santos verbally tapped.
He also allegedly peed himself during a match at world pro and then gave up: