Jiu-Jitsu Legend “Punished” at 2012 Worlds
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Andre Galvão jumps the fence today at the IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Worlds 2012 to get in the face of a referee during the final featherweight purple belt match between Denilson Bischiliari (Atos JJ) and Marcio Andre Barbosa (NU).
Jumping the fence that separates the fights from the audience is strictly forbidden and Galvão is “punished” by the IBJJF and can not fight in his category and absolute on Saturday and Sunday. Security asked Galvo and Bruno Frazatto, who managed to jump the fence as well, to leave the tournament. READ More BJJ >>
The fight in question video below….
posted by Galvao JiuJitsu
[social][/social][bjjad][/bjjad]Galvão and Frazatto are excellent fighters who we love to watch and it’s a shame that such an event should have taken place. This isn’t the first time Andre has clashed with the IBJJF, see Andre Galvao Calls Out the IBJJF (April, 2012)
Later Andre released this statement on his Facebook Page: “I’m back to the hotel. I’m really sad here and I really wanna to have my apologizes to IBJJF today. I’m really sorry about that. It was hard for me to see those kind of things happening. That ref did a lot huge mistakes and not just one. That is why I got really mad. I know how long my student trained for this moment. I’m sorry IBJJF and I hope you guys forgive me. My apologizes in the name of all Atos Jiujitsu Team and Fighters.”
The fight and video in question posted by Galvao JiuJitsu on YouTube