🥋 USADA Busts 5 Jiu Jitsu Athletes for Steroids!
Plus: Gordon Ryan's tips for the perfect leg lock.
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THE MAIN EVENT 🚨
In a very surprising announcement, the IBJJF announced that USADA has busted five athletes for failing (or refusing to comply with) drug tests following No-Gi Worlds.
All five athletes received a 3 year suspension from competition.
Here are Flowroll, we are just shocked to learn that Jose Cardoso turned out to be mainlining every steroid in the kitchen sink 😲
Victor Hugo made a great point though:
Question is: do they still get to compete at pro events like WNO and others even during suspension? Remembering that in a lot cases the title is what makes them legit enough to be invited to compete at those…
At the end of the day, if these athletes are just banned from IBJJF events… it’s not the end of the world. They aren’t getting paid to compete or win in those events anyways, and when it comes to No-Gi Jiu Jitsu the IBJJF is fading into irrelevance.
Organizations like Fight 2 Win and ADCC are basically openly encouraging steroid use. This puts athletes that want to compete “natural” in a really tough spot! Let’s hear what you think…
Should steroids be BANNED in Jiu Jitsu?
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DEAL OF THE DAY 💰
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QUICK TAPS 📝
Andrew Wiltse returns to competition. Very candid discussion of his mental health struggles.
TECHNIQUE CORNER 🧠
In this video, Gordon Ryan and Bernardo Faria teach some great details that will improve your leglock game.
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