The death of Orlando Sanchez, also known as The Big O, the Cuban Tree Stump, the BJJ Legend, and the BJJ Legendary, was officially announced on December 16. The jiu-jitsu competitor’s untimely death has been made public.
Orlando has demonstrated his talent for a considerable amount of time, which has helped him attract several fans and even received support on social media.
After his pals confirmed his demise, his fans were startled to learn about it.
Who Was Orlando Sanchez?
Orlando Sanchez was an American-born black belt in jiu-jitsu, according to BJJ Heroes. He received instruction from José “Zé Radiola” Olmpio, and he made a name for himself by competing.
His accomplishments didn’t end there, as he later went on to claim the ADCC World championship in 2015. He rose to prominence in the ultra-heavyweight division due to his victory.
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The site claims that jiu-jitsu helped Orlando Sanchez kick his drug habit. Thanks to his perseverance, he became a black belt in four years. He has been relatively active since then on social media, sharing his story with his fans.
His Friends Verify Jiu-Jitsu Fighter Is Dead
His friends and coworkers who had worked with him over the years verified the death of Orlando Sanchez. They shared posts on Instagram as soon as they thought about him.
The fighter tragically died, according to Flograppling. His death’s specifics weren’t made public. His wife and three kids are still living.
After The Loss of Orlando Sanchez, Fans Mourn
Everyone was shocked to learn of Orlando Sanchez’s passing, and they immediately took to Twitter to express their sorrow. Many others reflected on some of their positive memories of the fighter.
rip Orlando Sanchez, only man to make Strickland cry 😢 pic.twitter.com/yH8yEhNrDk
— Deputy Gary Hunt (@mynameisGary016) December 16, 2022
One commenter said: “The news of Professor Sanchez’s demise truly saddens us. We appreciate you being an excellent buddy and one of our best athletes. You leave a legacy of grit, kindness, and loyalty by working as a rival, teacher, school owner, and regional leader.
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One more said, “Wow! I was shocked to learn of Orlando’s demise. one of our sport’s most divisive personalities. Someone in the BJJ community who I genuinely looked up to. This is painful. An actual Gracie Barra team legend
“I’m sorry to learn of Orlando Sanchez’s demise. Although I never had the opportunity to meet him, I always enjoyed watching him compete. LEGEND, RIP. Expressed differently.