Keenan Cornelius On Future Plans After Being Asked To Leave Atos

Keenan Cornelius On Future Plans After Being Asked To Leave Atos

Keenan Cornelius has been asked to leave Atos, a team he’s belonged to for 6 years. Cornelius has been widely considered one of the prodigies of the sport for quite some time now. Here are some of Keenan’s main achievements:

Main Achievements via bjjheroes.com:

  • IBJJF European Open Champion (2018**)
  • IBJJF Pan American Champion (2018/2015/2014)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi Champion (2014)
  • IBJJF Asian Open Champion (2018**)
  • IBJJF Pro League Champion (2014)
  • FIVE Grappling GP Champion (2013)
  • IBJJF American National Champion (2017**)
  • IBJJF/JBJJF Japanese National Champion (2017)
  • IBJJF/JBJJF Asian Champion (2017**)
  • ADCC 2nd Place (2017)
  • ADCC 3rd Place (2013**)
  • IBJJF World Championship 3rd Place (2018)
  • IBJJF Pan American Championship 3rd Place (2018)

Cornelius gave the shortest exclusive ever to flograppling saying:

“There are many facets to this split,” Keenan told FloGrappling. “I was asked to leave.”

Andre Galvao has remained mum on the subject but over the past several months Galvao has been vocal about his “gym church” and various other bizarre practices.



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…after my testimony at #ProjectNewLife Church in SD tonight with some of my students. It was a bless!!! I love to share the WORD #Jesus. #TheSeedIReceivedIWillSow 🌱 …depois do momento em que compartilhei meu testemunho de vida aqui no @projetovidanova.oficial Projeto Vida Nova em San Diego Ca com alguns de meus alunos. Foi uma benção. Adoro compartilhar a Palavra #Jesus #ASementeQueRecebiEuSemearei 🌱 #Repost @mikecarbullido with @repostapp. ・・・ Almost six years and you think you know someone so well, then they blow your mind in a span of an hour – talking about their journey through life and personal testimony. I enjoyed listening to his story and how he became who he is. Professor Andre is the perfect example of a person I want to continue to look up to. During my recovery from surgery I’ve had many negative thoughts that I’ve had to block from staying in my head, I’m always trying to think positive and affirm my strong beliefs that everything will be better than okay. Tonight helped me a lot. I had fun and it was great to chill with these guys!

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He posted on his instagram story, giving some indications about his future plans and also some reasons as to what may have caused him getting asked to leave Atos.

He is still not sure about wether to join a team or open his own academy:


He thanks the BJJ community for their support and called out to gyms to affiliate with him:

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