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Category Archive: Articles, BJJ News, Featured

ADCC European Trials Results are in: Lots of Exciting Matches & Upsets

The initial qualifying event organized by the ADCC for the 2024 World Championships, known as the European Trials, is currently taking place in Warsaw, Poland. The pairings for the quarterfinal...

Dana White Reflects On Parents’ Passing: “I Had Almost No Feelings About It”

UFC CEO Dana White recently spoke about the passing of his parents, during a conversation with Piers Morgan. And, well, White confessed that he felt nearly indifferent to the event… Due to the...

Mikey Musumeci Starts Training Muay Thai: “I Have Seen Tremendous Improvements”

As if he wasn’t already dangerous enough in submission grappling… Mikey Musumeci has now started training Muay Thai – at the infamous Superbon Training Camp! “Darth...

NBA’s Denver Nuggets Team Trains Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

What’s worse than ending up in Closed Guard? Yup… Ending up in Closed Guard of a 6.8 NBA athlete. Which just might have been the case for someone entering into a recent Denver Nuggets BJJ...

Craig Jones Submitted a Sumo Wrestler

BJJ superstar Craig Jones is currently in Japan where his B-Team competed in and won the latest Quintet, defeating 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu in the Final. After the event, he had the chance to go with...

Robert Drysdale Heartbroken as Long Time Student Opens Gym Next To His & Poaches His Students

You’re a BJJ instructor, coach, or maybe even a professor. You put your heart and soul into teaching your students, into making them grow as athletes (and, in the process, as people) – and...

Teen Girl Defeats Transgender Adult in Jiu-Jitsu Match

Transgender participation in sports has become a controversial topic, particularly in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ). Unlike other sports that actively test for performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs), only...

Dana White: “The Only Thing I Care About Is How My Kids Remember Me”

UFC CEO Dana White shared quite a bit of his personal story, in a recent interview with Piers Morgan. Aside from discussing the recent passing of his parents, June and Dana White Sr., he emphasized...

Nicholas Meregali Praises Tennis Great Novak Đoković: “Reaching That Level Of Perfection…”

Nicholas Meregali is one of the greatest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes in the world – and he wants to become the best to ever do it (in the gi especially). So, it appears that he often draws...

Mikey Musumeci Talks Importance Of Music In Training: “Brings You Into A Zone”

Mikey “Darth Rigatoni” Musumeci, the reigning ONE Flyweight Submission Grappling World Champion, decided to reveal his secret weapon for enduring rigorous training sessions… Music! Musumeci...

200 lbs Transgender Athlete Competing in Women’s Jiu-Jitsu Division, Loses By Submission

Transgender participation in sports has become a controversial topic, particularly in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ). Unlike other sports that actively test for performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs), only...

NAGA Releases Competition Policy For Transgender Female BJJ Athletes

The BJJ community worldwide has been widely discussing recent NAGA’s decision to allow a transgender person to compete in a female division at one of their events. So, NAGA decided to release...

Meet The First Ever Non-Brazilian Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coral Belt

The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu coral belt is a prestigious level achieved after typically 24 years at black belt. The criteria and length varies according to the different BJJ belt systems. There are actual...

UFC & WWE Join Forces Under New Parent Company – TKO

UFC and WWE are now part of a new $21.4 billion powerhouse – TKO. Endeavor, UFC’s managing firm, and WWE merged to form the new parent company; they celebrated their merger by ringing the...

Dana White Recounts Moment He Met Conor McGregor: “I Don’t Know If This Kid Can Fight…”

Conor McGregor is, perhaps, the most famous MMA athlete on the planet. He is, for sure, one of those fighters that helped mixed martial arts skyrocket in popularity. But it appears that Dana White...

Tom DeBlass On Transgender Athletes Competing In ADCC Female Divisions: “Not Allowing It”

Lots of commotion has been stirred up in the BJJ community, after a recent NAGA tournament allowed for a transgender athlete to compete in a female division. A part of the Jiu-Jitsu community is...

Sean Strickland Talks Childhood Trauma After UFC 293 Win: “Thank God For Child Abuse, Right?”

Sean Strickland surprised everyone at UFC 293 – with a dominant win against Israel Adesanya! Despite being a 7-to-1 underdog, Strickland triumphed after a superb 25-minute match. Post-fight, at...

UFC’s Khusein Askhabov Arrested For Kidnapping, Torture In Thailand

UFC fighter Khusein Askhabov and his twin brother, alongside three individuals from Kazakhstan, have been arrested in connection with a kidnapping and brutal assault of an Italian man in Thailand. On...

Quintet 4: Craig Jones Carries B-Team To Victory

At Yokohama Arena in Japan on September 10, the B-Team won the title at Quintet 4 – secured by a standout performance from team captain Craig Jones. The team faced off against Team Polaris and...

Epic Roll: Not Just Another BJJ Company

In the world of an ever-increasing number of Jiu-Jitsu Gear companies, it’s difficult to find one that is better, that is different… Not „just“ in terms of product quality, though....

Ryron Gracie Talks Belt Promotions: “There Are Two Types Of People”

What are your thoughts about getting promoted to the next belt level? Are you super excited about it and can’t wait to get to that next color… Or are you focused on training more than...

Andre Galvao: “It’s Important To Take The Responsibility For Defeat”

When you lose a match, when you experience defeat… How do you feel? And, more importantly, what do you do? Do you take responsibility for the loss? Or do you shift the blame to something else,...

Dillon Danis Claims He Went To North Korea For A Training Camp

Dillon Danis has allegedly fled to North Korea, just after being sued by Nina Agdal – Logan Paul’s fiancee. As per the report, Agdal filed a lawsuit against the former Bellator fighter...

Alexander Volkov Scores Rare Ezekiel Choke Submission Win At UFC 293

Alexander Volkov just submitted Tai Tuivasa at UFC 293, and he did so in spectacular fashion… By utilizing the Ezekiel Choke – a submission which has previously been applied with success...