It looks like a flexing white belt was enough to trigger a Gracie Barra Instructor to jump the fence and throw a chair at a competitor who just beat one of his students.
BJJ Community, help me make sure this guy will never step foot inside any BJJ event ever again.
I hope @IBJJF will forget about what team he’s from and make the right decision.
I have been competing for over 15 years and I have never seen anybody doing something like that. He has disrespected the competitors, his students, his team, and the sport itself. Behavior like this from a Head coach/Black belt is unacceptable. In jiu jitsu, we know when two people step on the mat only one will come out with the victory. Can you imagine if every coach acted the way he did after a student’s loss?
IBJJF Austin Open 2018
Gracie Barra Black Belt Ulpiano Malachias (Owner and head instructor at Gracie Barra Westchase in Houston) goes crazy after witnessing his student/ head wrestling coach losing the match by a takedown in the final seconds. The opponent flexes in celebration and Ulpiano jumps over the barricade, grabs and throws a chair at him, and continues to charge onto the mat to shove his student’s opponent.
The black belt instructor had this to say in his defense:
“His students [is] being instigating and disrespecting person, he won the match on the last 5 seconds and he finishes and look for me flex me and call me mo fo, l don’t have to have a white belt disrespecting me. My attitude have nothing to do with the result but with what he said and the reason [that] he flex me, Now he try make a video to make me look bad.”
Check out the video below:
Ulpiano Malachias has released this latest apology moments ago:
Here is Malachias’ open apology:
First, I would to like to apologize to the IBJJF which I’ve been a member of for over 20 years, longer than most people who even attended the Austin open this year. I never have had one misconduct at any tournament. Second to my team Gracie Barra and my students because as a professor I should hold the standards of my team and my colleagues higher. Besides the fact that I’m a black belt professor and need to lead by example I am a man and father and when someone (especially a white belt at a tournament) calls me a **** multiple times and flip me off it’s hard to not react on the moment. The video that was posted doesn’t show everything and was majorly edited to make me look like i was not instigated and i just went crazy for no reason or because the loss of the match. When in reality, my reaction had nothing to do with the result of the match. The kid was talking trash leading up to the tournament and during the tournament and then after the match while he was inside the ring he stood up looked for me, flipped me off and called me a ‘****’. So the disrespect was be mutual and started with him. Doesn’t make what i did ‘right’ but every story has 2 sides and what was post on social media only show his side. As most people know that every time that team have a chance to play the victim they will do it. I hope his professor teaches his students how to respect black belts and their sport one day.
To sum it up: Sorry IBJJF, Sorry Gracie Barra, F*** you still little white belt. 🤣
The IBJJF has given this statement to FloGrappling:
“The unfortunate happenings this weekend in Austin, Texas are inconceivable and not to be tolerated under any circumstances. It is a disservice for the BJJ community and of our views for the growth of the sport.
“IBJJF staff is collecting and analyzing all of the facts and will come to a conclusion soon on how to deal with the problem. As of now that person is suspended indefinitely from any activity in the organization.”
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