Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, gym owner and free-thinker Nicky Primero has taken a strong stance against Fight Sport this week, following the birth of his daughter. Chastising those who still stand by Cyborg Abreu and others implicated in the cover up of a series of sexual assaults against students, some of them underage, Primero noted there is no room for people like that in the sport.
“It just sickens me to see people rooting for this guy,” Primero said. “When I look into my daughter’s eyes and think about how the victim is also a man’s daughter, I just get so mad about it.’
Primero also changed his profile picture, previously a photo of him in the corner of the school’s assistant Jiu-Jitsu Coach Kelvin Jones, who Primero welcomed into the gym following his removal from his prior position when he was discovered to have had an inappropriate relationship with a high school student under his tutelage, to one of Primero holding his newborn daughter at the beach. Following the post, Primero shared today’s post from the gym social page advertising an upcoming seminar from a well-known Black Belt who previously commented on a sixteen-year-old grappler’s post calling her a “beauty and a beast.”