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Eddie Bravo arrested, deported following travel fiasco

Esther Lin

Famed jiu-jitsu wizard and former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) consultant Eddie Bravo recently tried to take his act on the road, bringing his expertise to the United Kingdom for a series of grappling seminars designed to show the Brits a thing or two about the ground game.

He didn't get very far.

Bravo attempted to enter the country without the proper work visa and as a result, was arrested and detained at the airport, before eventually being deported back to the United States.

Here his entire explanation on his official podcast here.

Bravo had a similar encounter last year in Canada, when he tried to get through customs on "holiday" when in fact he was there to teach classes (considered work). He was promptly booted from the country and banned from re-entry for one year.

Silly Canucks!

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