Originally Posted by Beebs
BJJ guys are considered "playboys" in Brazil, there are of course exceptions, but they generally aren't liked much by the poorer people as they are kind of arrogant.
The poorer people I mix with in Brazil don't seem to give too much of a shit about class. They only get angry if people flaunt wealth in front of them, which I don't think the Gracie's ever have. It's more of a regional thing - some don't like them so much because they are Cariocas (ie from Rio), but Brazilians in general seem to look up to them.