Originally Posted by rekcutnevets
We probably need Vic to weigh in on this.
I don't know if I've been told correctly, but someone told me that bjj used to be taught only to upper class people, because they were the only people that could afford the lessons.
I've heard that a lot of the animosity Silva had towards Maia has to do with Maia growing up sort of a rich kid, and Silva growing up poor. Someone told me that is what was behind the insult Silva repeatedly yelled at Maia during the fight. Something along the lines of "pretty boy" or "play boy" or whatever it was.
Yeah, Playboy is the rich kid....BJJ was a thing for the more wealthy people before.....and even today some people think about jiu-jitsu fighters as playboys in Brazil.....