Well, this is just a full-on bummer.
Five time EBI Champion and all around cool dude Garry “The Lion Killer” Tonon was recently let go from his position as coach of the Rutgers University BJJ Club. Announced in an Instagram post earlier this evening, Tonon said the firing came as a result of his earlier post criticizing the abrupt cancelation of club activities.
Notable is the fact that Stephan Pappas, Rutgers Director of sport and the man who fired Tonon, did not directly inform Tonon himself. Tonon was alerted to his release by club officers after his initial Instagram post. Tonon has called on the BJJ community to advocate for his reinstatement through respectful emails containing examples of his character to Pappas at email@example.com .
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