Heres what I've collected on the situation from some pretty reliable sources. I just heard that Carlos Gracie Jr. and Marcio Feitosa were fired from Gracie Barra USA (by The Guy who owns BJJTAPES.com - sorry that is all I got). I found out when i went to the site and it showed Rigan instead of Marcio. I called a few friends from there and it seems that the owner of the school fired them and put Rigan in. check out the graciebarrausa site and see for yorself. www.graciebarrausa.com The guy who owned the place made a business arrangement with Carlinhos and Marcio. Rigan had done business with this investor before. The investor registered the website and got the business license. The investor had a falling out with Carlinhos. Since the investor owns the actual school, the instructors left. As far as using the name Gracie Barra, I am sure some legal action will be taken. I think it would be really weird for the students too... They say they are Barra guys, but the other schools will not look at it as such. Like a guy riding a Harley wanting to be in an outlaw motorcycle gang, having a bike doesn't make you a Hell's Angel. Hope this sheds a little light on it. So here's what Ive heard... Bjjtapes(or one of the main guys from bjjtapes) pulled the plug because Marcio and Carlos would not run the school the way he wanted. Carlos and Marcio offered to buy out the school and bjjtapes decided to pull the plug instead of selling. Basically, he locked them out of their own school while they weere away, cancelled all fo their stuff, and evicted them from their own apartment. Everyone was fired via mail and Rigan was put in to run the 'new' Gracie Barra USA. The Barra guys didn't even know what hit them. Sounds like a knock out punch (but kinda sucker punch too). This is a story i hear, im copy and pasting it in here... anyone know any truth to it?