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Category Archive: Articles, BJJ News

Xande Ribeiro Admits To Being Down $2 Million Due To Competitions Prep – But Still Doesn’t Fully Support CJI

It’s no secret that combat sports competition preparation can get expensive… Especially on the professional level. In the case of Jiu-Jitsu, preparing for events organized by, for...

Xande Ribeiro On CJI vs ADCC: ‘Craig’s Intentions Are Good But His Purpose is Wrong’

2024 ADCC Hall of Fame Inductee, BJJ Legend, and Victor Hugo’s Professor, Xande Ribeiro, shared his thoughts on the Craig Jones Invitational vs. ADCC situation in a recent interview with The...

ONE Championship: Danielle Kelly To Defend Title vs Mayssa Bastos

ONE Championship has officially announced that Danielle Kelly will defend her atomweight submission grappling title… Against none other than Mayssa Bastos, at ONE Fight Night 24 – on...

Manager Sheds Light on Khamzat Chimaev’s Condition: ‘He’s Battling A Serious Illness’

Khamzat Chimaev is facing another setback in his career due to health issues. Khamzat, who was scheduled to headline UFC Saudi Arabia against Robert Whittaker on June 22, has been forced to withdraw...

John Danaher: ‘Diets Are Meaningless for Performance in Combat Sports’

In a recent conversation on the Lex Fridman Show, famous Jiu-Jitsu coach John Danaher discussed the contentious topic of diet and its impact on athletic performance. Danaher displays brutal honesty...

BJJ Instructor Joaquim Valente Reportedly Ends Relationship with His Student Gisele Bundchen

Supermodel Gisele Bundchen, now single, was recently promoted to purple belt in Jiu-Jitsu after only two years of training, setting a record for the fastest promotion to this rank. This raises the...

Israeli BJJ Black Belt Shares D*ath Threats Khamzat Sent Him; Challenges Him to BJJ Match in Response

In MMA, conflicts sometimes extend beyond the cage, manifesting in real-world tensions and dramatic confrontations. One such incident involves Israeli MMA star and 5th-degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu...

Mob Boss Sammy ‘The Bull’ on Steven Seagal: ‘I Lost All Respect For Him When We Scared Him & He Cried Hysterically’

Rickson Gracie was once asked what he thought about actor/Aikido master Steven Seagal and if he is legit. This was Rickson Gracie’s response: “Definitely. [Seagal] has – based on his training...

The Evolution of Aranha Jiu Jitsu: Yan Cabral’s Journey

Running a successful BJJ or MMA academy takes dedication, effective management, and a strong sense of community. Yan Cabral, head coach and owner of Aranha Jiu Jitsu, shares how his gym grew from its...

Boston Celtics Coach Joe Mazzulla Trains Jiu-Jitsu To Stay Calm During Stressful Situations

Joe Mazzulla is the head coach of the Boston Celtics NBA team which is currently on its way to winning another NBA title – and he trains Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in order to stay calm during...

Mica Galvao Chooses To Compete at ADCC Despite CJI Invitation

Mica Galvao has received an official invite to compete at the CJI (Craig Jones Invitational) event from Craig Jones himself…However, Mica will not compete for the $1 million prize. Why? Well,...

[BREAKING] Tye Ruotolo vs Jozef Chen Announced For ONE Fight Night 23

ONE welterweight submission grappling world champion Tye Ruotolo is set to face another formidable opponent… The rising star Jozef Chen, in a grappling match at ONE Fight Night 23! This event...

Mica Galvao’s Father Explains Why He Won’t Compete At CJI: “He’s Going To Make Much More Than $1 Million”

Mica Galvao has received an official invite to compete at the CJI (Craig Jones Invitational) event from Craig Jones himself… However, his father – Melqui Galvao – has revealed that...

The Legendary Showdown: How Gene LeBell Made Steven Seagal “Sh*t His Pants” When Doing Judo

In the annals of martial arts lore, there are few stories as legendary as the encounter between Gene LeBell and Steven Seagal. This tale of martial arts bravado and unexpected consequences has been...

Steven Seagal Shares What He Really Thinks About Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Actor and 7th degree aikido black belt Steven Seagal was recently asked what he thought about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and its effectiveness. He openly gave his opinion and had reservations about fighting...

The Real Difference in Level Between BJJ Black Belt Masters & Adult Divisions

  Masters vs Adult Divisions – Black Belt Guest post by David ‘Malandro’ Onuma, a 4th degree BJJ Black belt under Mestre Ricardo De La Riva and the head of CFS BJJ. He is a...

Georges St-Pierre’s Simple Nutrition Advice: “You Eat, And When You’re Not Hungry…”

The nutrition world is full of often contradicting advice. Don’t eat this, but eat that… Or actually wait, do eat that first thing but in moderation, though that second thing is not that...

Georges St-Pierre Says Islam Makhachev Is The Best P4P Fighter In The World

Who is, in your opinion, the greatest P4P (pound-for-pound) fighter in the world? Well, for the MMA legend Georges St-Pierre, it’s none other than Islam Makhachev. St-Pierre explained why...

Craig Jones Leaks (Alleged) Audio From Mo Jassim – Confirming Show Money For ADCC

It appears that Craig Jones, through his Craig Jones Invitational event (CJI) has pressured the ADCC into providing show money for ADCC 2024. This marks a historical turn of events, as the ADCC has...

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in India: A Growing Martial Art

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) has been gaining significant popularity in India over the past few years. This grappling-based martial art, known for its effectiveness in self-defense and competitive...

Ralek Gracie Wants To Compete in CJI & Use $1 Million Prize Money to Settle his Metamoris Debts

The world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is buzzing with the latest announcement from the controversial black belt and event organizer, Ralek Gracie. Gracie, who has been out of the competitive scene for...

ADCC Introduces Show Money to Retain Athletes Amidst Massive Exodus to CJI

The competitive landscape of professional grappling is undergoing a significant shift as the Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) announces a pivotal change aimed at retaining its top athletes. Faced with a...

Andrew Wiltse Weighs In On The CJI vs ADCC Debate: “How Long Does $10k Really Last In Today’s Economy?”

What are your thoughts on the CJI vs ADCC debate? Well, Andrew Wiltse appears to have straightforward & rational feelings about the “beef”. In a recent article written for the Jits....

Australian Hulk Who Went from White to Brown Belt in 2 years On What To Expect in Superfight with Gordon Ryan

Gordon Ryan is set to make his 2024 debut, defending his WNO Heavyweight Championship against big man Josh Saunders at WNO 24 in Austin, TX on June 20. This highly anticipated match marks...