Marcelo Garcia Announces Stomach Cancer Diagnosis

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.


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