The New York Times Investigates Fight Sports Sexual Assault Allegations

One of the most prominent and respected news sources in the world has turned its attention to the world of Brazilian jiu-jitsu. On Tuesday, the New York Times published an article about Fight Sports, Fight Sports owner Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu, and the various allegations of sexual assault and misconduct related

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No-Gi Worlds Results and Highlights: Rookie Black Belt Pedro Marinho Wins Double Gold

The 2021 IBJJF no-gi Worlds took place from October 7-10, and no competitor made a bigger splash than Gracie Barra representative Pedro Marinho. Just seven months into his black belt career, Marinho won both the heavyweight division and open class, defeating elite grapplers Victor Hugo, Adam Wardzinski, Vagner Rocha, and

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2021 IBJJF No-Gi Worlds Preview: Are Victor Hugo and ‘Cyborg’ Abreu on a Collision Course?

The 2021 IBJJF no-gi Worlds take place on October 7-10, with black belts competing on Saturday and Sunday. The men’s ultra-heavyweight division is the smallest adult black belt division, but potentially includes one of the events most anticipated matches. After going 1-1 against each other at the 2019 no-gi Worlds,

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Roberto ‘Cyborg’ Abreu Announces New Guidelines to Address Misconduct at Fight Sports

On Tuesday, Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu announced new guidelines for addressing misconduct within his affiliation, Fight Sports. The announcement comes weeks after news came to light regarding the sexual assault case of former Fight Sports black belt Marcel Goncalvez. Abreu had previously announced a plan to deal with instances of misconduct

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Andrew Wiltse Talks Fight Sports Sexual Misconduct: ‘Their situation is pretty inexcusable’

Elite black belt competitor Andrew Wiltse isn’t shy about sharing his opinions. It comes as no surprise, then, that Wiltse has plenty to say about the situation involving Marcel Goncalves’ pending sexual assault case and how it has been handled by Fight Sports owner and head coach Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu.

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New Victims Come Forward with Sexual Assault Allegations Against Fight Sports

Last week, allegations were brought to light regarding former Fight Sports black Marcel Goncalves, his pending sexual assault case, and the handling of Goncalves by Fight Sports leadership, specifically Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu. Details of those allegations can be read here. Since then, additional allegations of sexual assault by Fight Sports-associated

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Roberto ‘Cyborg’ Abreu Strips Marcel Goncalvez of Black Belt, Establishes Sexual Misconduct Policies

Earlier this week, ADCC head organizer Mo Jassim caused a stir in the jiu-jitsu community by accusing Fight Sports leader Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu of mishandling the situation involving Fight Sports black belt Marcel Goncalves. Details on those allegations can be found here. In short, in 2018, Goncalves was arrested and

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Roberto ‘Cyborg’ Abreu and Vagner Rocha Issue Statements Regarding Marcel Goncalves Sexual Assault Allegations

In March 2018, jiu-jitsu black belt and former Fight Sports affiliate instructor Marcel Goncalves was arrested and charged with multiple counts of sexual assault stemming from allegations that the then 31-year old Goncalves had had intercourse multiple times with a 17-year old student. Recently, ADCC head organizer Mo Jassim released

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