If you have heard that the famous American rapper Wiz Khalifa practices Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, it is not a rumor. Yes, the most famous rapper is not just a rapper but also a singer, songwriter and actor. And now a BJJ practitioner. And now one more exciting news, Wiz Khalifa is going for his BJJ debut.
The rapper has been practicing BJJ since 2017 under the legendary 8th-degree Red and White Belt, Rigan Machado of the famous Machado Brothers.Muay Thai is also one of the fascinations of Wiz Khalifa and guess who’s his instructor? Former UFC’s Bantamweight Title Fighter, Cat Zingano.
The Rapper is still famous for his song “See You Again” which was released in 2015. He won many awards
It recently came in the news that Cameron Jibril Thomaz, aka Wiz Khalifa, is ready for his BJJ debut under High Rollerz BJJ. He is not the only Hollywood celebrity who practices BJJ, rather there are big names such as Tom Hardy, Keanu Reeves, Nicholas Cage and other superstars who choose BJJ training over other martial arts.
High Rollerz BJJ posted a video of a sparring session where Wiz Khalifa can be clearly seen.
The Rapper’s instagram is filled with videos where he can be seen practicing hard for his upcoming fight. Till now it hasn’t been disclosed who will be the opponent but one thing is for sure that it will be a 6 minutes Gi match.
"I've been training for like five years now. I don't know, I f**k with it, it's just fun. It's cool to learn new s**t. I think the older you get, you just get into different things like your body just tells you what's cool and what's not cool."
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