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Category Archive: Articles, BJJ News

Danielle Kelly On Fighting In MMA: “Grappling Just Makes Sense Right Now”

Danielle Kelly, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu superstar, had previously shown interest in making a move to mixed martial arts (MMA). However, in a recent interview with the South China Morning Post, Kelly...

Reinier de Ridder vs. Tye Ruotolo Submission Grappling Match Announced (ONE Championship)

Reinier de Ridder – the reigning ONE Championship middleweight MMA champion – and Tye Ruotolo will battle in a submission grappling super fight on May 5! The bout will take place as a...

Fedor Emelianenko: “I’ll Stay Involved – MMA Is In My Blood”

Fedor Emelianenko, the all-time heavyweight MMA legend, recently retired from the sport – following his first-round TKO loss against Ryan Bader, at Bellator 290. Nevertheless, “The Last...

Dillon Danis Gets Tricked Into Promoting A Fake NFT Project

Dillon Danis once again made the “headlines” – this time for something not many people expected to happen. Namely, Danis has allegedly been tricked into promoting a fake NFT...

Islam Makhachev On Khabib’s Absence From The Gym: “We’re Missing Him”

Khabib Nurmagomedov is considered by many to be the greatest of all time to do it in MMA. He earned a 29-0 record to his name as a professional fighter and, after retiring in 2020, became a coach and...

Danielle Kelly: “At Least People Take Jiu-Jitsu Seriously Now”

ONE Fight Night 6 was an exciting one for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fans all around the world, considering it was the night when Mikey Musumeci faced Gantumur Bayanduuren. And, even though Musumeci won by...

Controversy: Man Accused Of Assaulting A 76-Year-Old Woman Is Now A BJJ School Owner

A man who was accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend and an elderly woman back in 2018, is now a BJJ school owner and instructor. Jeff Glover was the first one who shared the news on social media:...

Neiman Gracie Excited About His Upcoming Fight: “I’m Going For A Submission”

The last three and a half years haven’t been the best for Neiman Gracie‘s MMA career. Namely, he won only two out of six Bellator bouts during this time span – but he’s...

Georges St-Pierre Shares Which Dinosaur He’d Like To Be: “Probably A Dromeosauraus”

Georges St-Pierre isn’t just one of the greatest MMA fighters ever, but he is also someone who has many surprising interests. For example, he is well known for his interest in dinosaurs. So,...

UFC Welterweight Sends Warning To Jake Paul: “In MMA… These Guys Are Coming For Blood”

Jake Paul recently signed a deal with the PFL, announcing not just an investment in the MMA promotion – but also his plans to move into MMA himself. At this moment, it’s not clear when...

Gordon Ryan Was Choked Out For The First Time in Training by a Purple Belt

The No Gi GOAT Gordon Ryan was recently choked out in training by BJJ purple belt Davis Asare. This may be the first time you hear about Asare. He has taken 3rd place at purple at the IBJJF worlds....

Why do some BJJ gyms become cultish and weird? Keenan speaks out

Keenan has long been known for doing things differently, even with his jiu jitsu in the lapel guard days. More recently he’s been growing his school Legion American Jiu Jitsu...

Kade Ruotolo Talks Grapplers Who Use PEDs: “They Are Taking Shortcuts”

There is no denying that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, when it comes to professional competitors, is full of athletes using performance enhancing drugs (PEDs). Many take them to gain that slight edge against...

Tim Kennedy Not Happy Some UFC Fighters Train With Chechen Leader Ramzan Kadyrov

Tim Kennedy is a Strikeforce and UFC veteran, as well as a Green Beret and Special Forces Ranger… And he isn’t happy that some UFC fighters train with Ramzan Kadyrov. Kadyrov is the...

Gordon Ryan Reacts To Dillon Danis Dropping Out Of Another Fight: “You’re Just A Clown”

Dillon Danis has dropped out from yet another match – this time from a boxing bout against social influencer KSI. And, while Danis stated that the “truth will shock everyone” (so as...

B-Team’s Damien Anderson Wins MMA Debut With Savage TKO

Damien Anderson is one of B-Team‘s top submission grappling athletes. However, he is also one of those who chose to transition to mixed martial arts (MMA) as well – and he has achieved...

Jocko Willink Rolls with Keenan Cornelius

The Baddest Man in the BJJ World is Jocko Willink. From September of 1990 to 2010 Willink was a Navy SEAL Platoon Commander and Seal Task Unit Commander leading hundreds of operations in combat. He...

Jocko Thinks Survival Skills, Basic Trauma Medicine, & BJJ Should Be Taught in School

Jocko Willink is not just a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt and academy owner. He’s also a well-known retired United States Navy officer who served in the Navy SEALs – and a former member of...

Gordon Ryan: „I Don’t Really Have Any Rivals“

Reaching the top is hard enough, but staying there… Could be even more difficult. However, at least for the time being, that doesn’t seem to be a problem for Gordon Ryan. Arguably the...

21-Year-Old Dies After Suffering A Blow During BJJ Training In Brazil

Image Credits: Tatame Tragic news are coming from João Pessoa, Paraíba (Brazil). A young man, just 21 years old, has passed away on January 26 – after he suffered a blow during Brazilian...

Gordon Ryan: “I Always Perform Better Under Pressure”

Gordon Ryan has recently signed a 7-figure contract with FloGrappling – the first of its kind in submission grappling history. However, the 27-year old athlete has had to work for a long time...

Conor McGregor Struck By Car, Thanks Judo & Wrestling: “Having Awareness On The Landing Saved My Life”

It’s not every day that you hear someone crediting judo or/and wrestling for saving their life in a traffic accident… But that’s exactly what Conor McGregor did. Just a day ago,...

WWE Superstar Matt Riddle Promoted To BJJ Black Belt

Matt Riddle, a WWE superstar, has been promoted to the rank of a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt yesterday! The promotion took place at the Daniel Gracie academy in Orange County (Orlando, Florida):...

UFC’s Brandon Moreno Addresses ‘Fake BJJ Black Belts’: “It Depends On The Standards Of The Coach”

Brandon Moreno is a two-time and current UFC Flyweight champion, who recently won his title back in a match against Deiveson Figueiredo. Other than that, Moreno is also a BJJ black belt. He was...