Monday, May 14, 2012

[Updated] The World Jiu Jitsu Expo Sucked!

Alby, Luis, and I headed to the first ever World Jiu Jitsu Expo and spent the whole day in Long Beach. We drove up in the morning and got there around 11am. Alby and I ran out of things to do at the expo around 2pm. We ended up grabbing Luis to headed across the street from the Long Beach Convention Center to CPK and had some expensive non-fulfilling pizza after a long wait. We dropped off our gear in Alby's truck before we headed back to the expo to wait for the super fights. The audience setup for the super fights was pretty whack! And after all that, Nick Diaz doesn't show up but there seemed to be some kind of controversy about Braulio Estima not making weight. The rumors flying around also hint at the promoters being shady with the donation. I think Nick got screwed in this one but didn't express himself well.

More detailed Reddit Post: The World Jiu Jitsu Expo was not a good experience, probably would not go to another for a very long time.

First ever World Jiu Jitsu Expo (2012)

There was available space, the seminar mat could have been a lot bigger.
Me with Renzo!
The tournament mat!




Us with Andre Galvao
With Roberto 'Cyborg'
Vendor...

and more vendors...
Kyra Gracie's butt
Jeff Glover is a pretty goofy person
Jeff Glover warming up on our side of the mat
People sneaking onto the mat

[Update] Cesar Gracie's official statement regarding Nick not showing up.
[Update] Braulio Estima's response to Cesar.

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