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Nicholas Meregali Criticizes IBJJF: “Sport Is Becoming Increasingly Commercial & Cheap”

The controversial disqualification of Tainan Dalpra at the 2024 IBJJF World Championships has ignited significant criticisms throughout the BJJ community. Dalpra, a two-time IBJJF world champion, was...

Xande Ribeiro Compares ADCC & IBJJF: “Those Who Compete In The Gi…”

What’s better – ADCC or IBJJF? Well, everyone has their own set of opinions, including one of the greatest of all time, Xande Ribeiro. The multiple-time IBJJF Worlds and ADCC gold medal...

Are IBJJF Tournaments Tougher Than Local BJJ Competitions Are?

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournaments, whether local or international, each present their unique challenges and opportunities. As you prepare to transition from local tournaments to your first IBJJF...

[WATCH] Demetrious Johnson Beats 248 LBS Opponent In A Jiu-Jitsu Match

Former UFC and current ONE champion Demetrious “The Mighty Mouse” Johnson displayed his Jiu-Jitsu skills yet again – this time at the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Pan American Championship!...

“Mighty Mouse” Wins Gold & Silver Medals At IBJJF Pan Championship 2024

MMA legend Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson continues to impress outside the octagon… This time at IBJJF Pan Championship 2024 – where he won a gold and silver medal! Johnson...

Andre Galvao’s Daughter – Sarah Galvao – Wins IBJJF Pan Championship 2024 Purple Belt Double Gold

Sarah Galvao, daughter of legendary Andre Galvao, has once again demonstrated her exceptional talent – by winning two gold medals in the purple belt division of the IBJJF Pan Championship 2024!...

USADA To Test For PEDs At IBJJF Pan Championship For First Time Ever

In an unprecedented move, the IBJJF Pan Championship has announced a partnership with the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) to conduct performance-enhancing drug (PED) tests on its...

Mica Galvao Announces That He’ll Compete In All IBJJF Grand Slam Events In 2024

Mica Galvao has recently announced his goal to compete in all four major International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) events in 2024! This decision puts him in the running for the prestigious...

IBJJF Changes Rules With Focus On Transgender Athletes & The Meregali Incident

The International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) has announced a series of updates to the rules governing major Jiu-Jitsu competitions worldwide. These updates include modifications to...

Nicholas Meregali: “Imagine Being A BJJ Fighter & Being Charged To Compete”

Nicholas Meregali has decided to voice his opinion on BJJ tournaments that make the athletes pay, so they can compete in them. And, well, it’s not a favorable one: The world is not respecting...

IBJJF Absolute Grand Prix: Nicholas Meregali Defeats Victor Hugo

Nicholas Meregali and Victor Hugo faced off against each other this Friday in the IBJJF Absolute Grand Prix finals match… And Meregali got the win, as well as the $40,000 prize! It was a...

Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson Wins IBJJF Masters World Championship Title

Demetrious Johnson is a ONE Championship flyweight world title holder, as well as an ex-UFC flyweight champion… And he’s just won gold at the IBJJF Masters World Championships in Las...

Demetrious Johnson Talks Upcoming IBJJF Competition: “It’s Something I Want To Do”

Demetrious Johnson, one of the most elite mixed martial arts (MMA) athletes in the world, is going to compete at the IBJJF Masters World Championship 2023 next week… And he is excited about it!...

Demetrious Johnson To Compete At IBJJF Masters World Championship 2023

According to the official IBJJF athlete registration list, MMA legend Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson has signed up to compete at the IBJJF Masters World Championship 2023! Johnson, a...

Craig Jones Says Joe Rogan Is “More Responsible” For Growth Of BJJ Than ADCC Or IBJJF Are

Over the last few days, the discussion whether ADCC or IBJJF is more important for the global growth of BJJ has been a hot topic between Mo Jassim and Robert Drysdale. Craig Jones now decided to jump...

Robert Drysdale Fires Off Against Mo Jassim: “Read A Book Every Now And Then”

Robert Drysdale and Mo Jassim appear to be in an ongoing heated discussion – on whether or not the IBJJF or the ADCC is the reason why Jiu-Jitsu is increasingly popular nowadays. And, well, the...

Andre Galvao: “Leandro Lo Was A Different Level Than Anyone Else”

Leandro Lo was posthumously inducted into the IBJJF Hall of Fame, at the 2023 IBJJF World Championship… And it made a lot of athletes and spectators emotional – including Andre Galvao....

Rodolfo Vieira Criticizes IBJJF For Horrific Refereeing In His Sister’s Match

Ana Vieira recently competed in the absolute final of the 2023 IBJJF World Championship. She faced Gabrieli Pessanha, who put her in a choke – ultimately rendering her unconscious. However, the...

Craig Jones Criticizes IBJJF: “You Pay For Your Own Hotel, Your Own Registration Fees…”

A part of the BJJ community isn’t “too excited” about the IBJJF – more specifically, about the approach the Federation takes to organize tournaments. And it appears that Craig...

Cole Abate Wins IBJJF World Championship 2023 Brown Belt Title

Cole Abate doesn’t seem to be keen on stopping with successes anytime soon. Even though he is only a brown belt, he’s already created a name of himself around the world; for example, he...

Nicholas Meregali Reveals Why He Doesn’t Want To Compete In IBJJF Events

Nicholas Meregali recently announced that he’s withdrawing from competing in the IBJJF events. But why did he decide to do that? He revealed more about his decision in a recent MMA Hoje podcast...

Nicholas Meregali Challenges Next IBJJF Open Class Champion To A $20,000 Match

Nicholas Meregali has just put on yet another spectacular show, this time in the WNO main event gi match – with a dominant victory over Pedro Marinho! He submitted Marinho with a Triangle...

Nicholas Meregali Says That He Will Not Compete In IBJJF Events Anymore

In a recent interview with FloGrappling, Nicholas Meregali has said that he will not compete at IBJJF events anymore. And no, that doesn’t mean that he won’t be competing in the gi....

Leandro Lo To Be Inducted Into The IBJJF Hall Of Fame

Image Credits: IBJJF The International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) has just announced that Leandro Lo – one of the top-ranking BJJ athletes in history of the sport – will be...