IBJJF and ADCC Hall of Famer Marcelo Garcia has been diagnosed with stomach cancer, according to an announcement posted to Garcia’s official Instagram page on Thursday evening.
In a caption beside a photo of himself with his family, Garcia has written, “I’m about to fight the biggest fight of my life , I have stomach cancer and will start chemo for 3 months and back at MSK for surgery remove the tumor . Please keep me and my family on your prayers . Get your check ups, listen to your body , all I had was hiccups after eating and I’m glad I went to see a doctor .just wanted to say thank you for everyone who’s supporting me now , you all know who you are and I will never forget it”
Well wishes for the grappling legend have poured in from the broader jiu-jitsu community, including the Ruotolo twins, William Tackett, ONE Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong, Cole Abate, Bernardo Faria, and countless others.