With the lists and brackets defined for another edition of the IBJJF Worlds 2018, somebody can notice the absence of a few names.
Absent from the super-heavyweight contest, 2015 absolute champion Bernardo Faria (Alliance) has confirmed that he does not intend to come back.
“Man, the truth is I’m retired from competition, indeed,” he said. “I have other projects that are growing a lot, like my website of videos with BJJ techniques, and I’m focused on that. Because of that, I think last year marked in fact my last championship.”
Besides Bernardo, there are other missing black-belts on the brackets provided by the federation. Erberth Santos, Victor Genovesi and José Carlos Cocó and Rubens Charles “Cobrinha” are among the top-tier athletes we will not have the privilege of seeing in this year’s Worlds.
Last modified: May 31, 2018