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4/17/12 3:34 AM
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RitchieGreaser
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I am probably gonna try to go to the BJJ expo in Long Beach on May 12th. The website said that they will be having autograph signings from bjj legends and mma fighters. I have no idea what to expect or what they will be selling or who will be there but if anyone hears anything please share the info in this thread.

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4/17/12 1:37 PM
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I'll be there

I heard Roger, Drysdale, Renzo, Galvao will be there doing seminars...most likely werdum, nate, jacare, bustamonte, rua, and many others will be there as well
4/17/12 2:33 PM
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iv'e got to move out to cali...! everything is there mma related basically.. Is cali still bankrupt tho? or is all that heresay?

job market turning around?.

did they name diaz opponent yet? Phone Post
4/17/12 3:12 PM
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Braulio Estima is fighting Nick diaz in the superfight. I am sure everything at the expo will stop when this match begins. Nick has never been tapped in a bjj match, but he will be the heavy underdog. It should be awesome. i love Nick but this will be a tough challenge for him.
4/17/12 3:27 PM
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That's going to be an awesome match Phone Post
4/17/12 5:01 PM
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I'll be there!!! Only 10 mins away from me Phone Post
4/17/12 11:06 PM
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Man, I could use Bustamante on a glove if he is going to be there. If anyone is consigning for this event and is willing, please let me know.
4/18/12 8:50 AM
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Anyone think they can get Diaz on a big 18x24 photo/poster? I already sent my other stuff to CSC.
4/29/12 5:43 PM
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World Jiu-Jitsu Expo adds KAYRON GRACIE vs RAFAEL LOVATO supermatch http://t.co/WxN4qbUr -- WORLD JIU-JITSU EXPO (@JIUJITSUEXPO)
5/12/12 7:40 PM
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ttt....for all the boys stories...

Hope you guys are having fun! :)

I heard the expo is kinda dead... any truth? Phone Post
5/12/12 9:44 PM
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I just got back home after the 2 hour drive. the expo was super dead and they did not sell any expo related merchandise at all, no shirts, no posters, nothing... all i got was renzo Gracie, Caeser Gracie, Jacare in mu ufc encyclopedia and nate diaz signed official ufc glove. Nick was suppose to sign but did not show, then i heard that he would sign after his fight. After hours of sitting around with most booths either empty or manned by nobody my wife wanted to leave, so we didnt even stay for the fights. It was my first Jiu Jitsu only event and i think next time i will not bring the wife as she was not having it lol, she also was not up for waiting another 5 hours until after nick's fight for him to maybe sign. The biggest disappointment is that we didn't stay long enough to see Rickson Gracie. Literally nobody of much importance came out until 2:45-3:00 which was over 6 hours after the expo started.

Moral of the story is to hit the fighter hotel or just wait until a few hours before the fights start to get there. either way it wasn't all bad, but not what i was expecting.
5/12/12 11:32 PM
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That sucks,hopefully you can get Rickson at the Gracie Worlds in July.
5/12/12 11:33 PM
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Nick Diaz was an official no show!!! Phone Post
5/13/12 12:30 AM
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I just read that. Now i am sooooo happy we didn't stay. what a clusterfuck of an event, would still of liked to have got rickson though.
5/13/12 12:46 AM
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Did you get to see the Susumu Nagao history of mma exhibit? It looked A W S O M E !
5/13/12 1:47 AM
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Yes i did, there was some guy who brought a high definition camera and a tripod and was taking pictures of the pictures lol. Man those pictures brought back some great memories, honestly that was the best part of the expo. the guys i met, renzo, caeser, jacare, nate were all super cool. talked to robert drysdale also super cool. Just really sucked that the expo was not organized at all, had no merchandise for the event and of course no nick. did you see if rickson showed up for kron's fight? I really wanted to meet him. They also made it seem like there were going to be alot of autograph signings, but there were very, very few.
5/13/12 2:59 AM
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I wasnt there that long either. Wasnt looking for sigs, just went to see Susumu Nagao and talk with him. The expo he did was really bad ass!
5/13/12 1:27 PM
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That expo sucked. If you wanted to get nicks sig ur best chance was to get him at the hotel. That's we're everyone got his sig at. Been to a few bjj expos and tourneys. Nuttin special. This expo was probably the biggest but that's basically how they are and run. Wait for the worlds that's when you will see everyone. Phone Post
5/13/12 7:18 PM
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I took the family to the beach from 10-1 and then hit the expo from 1:30-5:30. It was dead. When I found out the bjj matches had been pushed back until 7:00, i knew something was F'ed so I split.

Werdum and Renzo are the coolest. Werdum signed my SF posters and Renzo hooked me up and signed my adcc 2005 poster and a few other items. Renzo insisted on signing everything and told me to sell the extra pic on ebay and make some cash...lol

Check out the flag signed by the bjj legends. I'll complete it at the bjj worlds this year.

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a315/bjjdna/bjjexpo51212001.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a315/bjjdna/adcc05.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a315/bjjdna/bjjexpo51212017.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a315/bjjdna/bjjexpo51212003.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a315/bjjdna/bjjexpo51212004.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a315/bjjdna/bjjexpo51212015.jpg
5/13/12 8:47 PM
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Nice stuff bjjdna! Nice to hear too that Werdum & Renzo were so cool. Big name guys but down to earth. Good stuff. Hear alot of guys turn out to be pricks to the fans with a bit of fame, but I think that's pretty funny he wanted to sign another pic for you to sell. LOL
5/13/12 8:51 PM
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bjjdna - I took the family to the beach from 10-1 and then hit the expo from 1:30-5:30. It was dead. When I found out the bjj matches had been pushed back until 7:00, i knew something was F'ed so I split.

Werdum and Renzo are the coolest. Werdum signed my SF posters and Renzo hooked me up and signed my adcc 2005 poster and a few other items. Renzo insisted on signing everything and told me to sell the extra pic on ebay and make some cash...lol

Check out the flag signed by the bjj legends. I'll complete it at the bjj worlds this year.

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a315/bjjdna/bjjexpo51212001.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a315/bjjdna/adcc05.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a315/bjjdna/bjjexpo51212017.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a315/bjjdna/bjjexpo51212003.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a315/bjjdna/bjjexpo51212004.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a315/bjjdna/bjjexpo51212015.jpg


Good seeing you again!

Barnett ever show up?
5/14/12 10:15 AM
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mmagirl104 - Nice stuff bjjdna! Nice to hear too that Werdum & Renzo were so cool. Big name guys but down to earth. Good stuff. Hear alot of guys turn out to be pricks to the fans with a bit of fame, but I think that's pretty funny he wanted to sign another pic for you to sell. LOL


Yea Renzo and Werdum have always been cool - as have most the fighters that I've met over the years.
5/14/12 10:20 AM
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bjjdna - I took the family to the beach from 10-1 and then hit the expo from 1:30-5:30. It was dead. When I found out the bjj matches had been pushed back until 7:00, i knew something was F'ed so I split.

Werdum and Renzo are the coolest. Werdum signed my SF posters and Renzo hooked me up and signed my adcc 2005 poster and a few other items. Renzo insisted on signing everything and told me to sell the extra pic on ebay and make some cash...lol

Check out the flag signed by the bjj legends. I'll complete it at the bjj worlds this year.

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a315/bjjdna/bjjexpo51212001.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a315/bjjdna/adcc05.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a315/bjjdna/bjjexpo51212017.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a315/bjjdna/bjjexpo51212003.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a315/bjjdna/bjjexpo51212004.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a315/bjjdna/bjjexpo51212015.jpg


Good seeing you again!

Barnett ever show up?



yea good seeing you again page

I never saw Barnett - he's usually at these events but too close to his fight
5/14/12 11:22 AM
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Barnett wasn't there. Babalu showed alil before the fights started Ronda rousey was there. Jacare werdum rickson Gracie renzo the oldest Gracie brother forgot his name. Galvao renner Gracie from Gracie breakdown. Cesar Gracie Nate Diaz might of forgot someone can't think of any others right now. Phone Post

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