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Jeff Glover Record, Net Worth, Weight, Age & More!

“It’s like grappling a monkey or a cat. He never loses balance.”

The words of Chris Haueter (one of the first 12 non Brazilians to receive a black belt) on Jeff Glover’s style after their 2012 super fight.

Jeff Glover is one of the most innovative grapplers there is, from his deep half guard to his donkey guard we have all seen his incredibly playful style of grappling. But don’t be fooled by that playfulness on the mats, Jeff is a highly decorated competitor being a 27 time Grapplers Quest Champion, 2007 No Gi Mundial Champion, and winning multiple super fights throughout his career.

Jeff Glover Achievements

  • 2007 Mundial de No-Gi Champion
  • 2005 and 2006 Pan American Champion (Brown Belt)
  • 2011 ADCC Bronze Medalist
  • 2012  World Jiu Jitsu Expo Superfight Champion
  • 15x Open Weight Champion in different organizations throughout his career
  • 27 Time Grapplers Quest Champion. Holds the best record of that promotion. Only 4 loses over 8 years of competition.






Jeff Glover Bio

A highly skillful and innovative grappler, Jeff Glover is known to be extremely playful with his grappling. Despite his playfulness, Jeff is an extremely dedicated about Jiu-Jitsu and has countless tournament and superfight wins under his belt.

As a young child Glover was constantly getting in trouble, once even mooning a teacher in third grade. Jeff admits he had way too much energy and was a wild child, he needed an outlet and a way to deal with his ADHD. He says he “needed Jiu-Jitsu. That’s all there is to it. I needed this shit”. He freely talks about how he only had three real options in life; Jail, Jiu-Jitsu, or Jiffy Lube. Luckily for Jeff, and for all of us, Jiu-Jitsu found him. When he was 16 Ricardo “Franjinha” Miller moved three houses from Jeff in order to start his own academy, Paragon. The teenage Jeff, being neighborly, knocked on Franjinha’s door to introduce himself to his new neighbor. He was invited in and introduced to the world of Jiu-Jitsu, forever changing it for the better. Jeff had never even heard of Jiu-Jitsu before this point in his life, his only “grappling” exposure was watching pro wrestling, an influence you can still see today in his playful fun style and excellent choice of no gi attire.

Very quickly Jeff immersed himself totally into Jiu-Jitsu, he stopped going to high school just so he could attend morning classes and by the time he was 18, he was a blue belt national champion and very quickly making a name for himself on the Jiu-Jitsu circuit. As a first year brown belt he won his first Pan American Championship in 2005. He would win that championship again the next year submitting all 4 of his opponents and receiving his black belt from Franjinha.

It was around this time that Jeff started to travel around searching for more training partners in order to continue to evolve his game. He often found himself at Mark Laimon’s Cobra Kai in Las Vegas. After a short amount of time training with Laimon every other month, he was offered a position teaching at the academy. After receiving his black belt and a blessing from Franjinha, Jeff moved to Vegas to teach for Laimon. But he was not finished with Franjinha who he considered a father figure, he still goes to him whenever he needs guidance.

Jeff has an amazing grappling record, going against and winning against many top top names in the sport. He has a notable win against 12 time World Champion Caio Terra in the inaugural World Jiu-Jitsu Expo, and an ADCC submission win against 6 time World Champion Robson Moura. He has also fought a who’s who of legends of the sport and has always been willing to fight anyone at any weight class.

Jeff Glover Jiu Jitsu

Jeff Glover is a renowned name in the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. With his innovative techniques and unorthodox approach to BJJ, he has carved out a space as one of the most memorable and skilled practitioners in the sport. Known for his impressive flexibility and creativity on the mat, Jeff Glover's BJJ journey is marked by his willingness to experiment and push the boundaries of traditional Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. His techniques, like the famed "Donkey Guard," showcase a blend of skill, intuition, and a deep understanding of the art, earning him respect and admiration within the BJJ community.

Jeff Glover Net Worth

Although specific figures regarding Jeff Glover's net worth aren't readily available, it is understood that he has amassed wealth through his accomplished career as a BJJ practitioner, instructor, and competitor. Glover’s participation in numerous competitions, coupled with his instructional DVDs and seminars, has significantly contributed to his financial standing. Every choke, lock, and guard he has masterfully executed on the mat not only elevated his status but also his financial portfolio. The BJJ community often seeks his expertise, and each teaching engagement adds a layer to his professional and financial legacy.

Is Jeff Glover Married?

While Jeff Glover’s BJJ exploits are well documented and celebrated, his personal life, including his marital status, tends to be more private. Information about whether Jeff Glover is married isn’t widely publicized, allowing him to keep a segment of his life away from the public eye. This level of privacy is not uncommon among athletes and public figures, who often choose to keep their personal affairs discreet. Glover's focus has primarily been on his professional journey in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, a narrative that continues to inspire and influence upcoming and established practitioners alike.

Jeff Glover Highlights

Notable Techniques

Jeff is known for his extremely playful style, saying he can never be serious going into his matches. He is generally more concerned with putting on exciting matches than if he actually wins or not.
Of all his playful techniques, Jeff is probably best known for his Donkey Guard which has literally turned Jiu- Jitsu on its head. Jeff, being as playful as he is, often does a headstand to enter into his donkey guard, completely breaking Jiu-Jitsu but making it work because he is just that good.

His Donkey Guard has been controversial, even being banned from Gracie Tournaments in 2016 because they viewed it as “just silly”, and saying “if you were ever to do this in a real fight you would get kicked in the groin“. Is the Donkey Guard silly? Maybe. But Jeff is skilled enough that he can have fun, give his back to his opponent and still be able to fight effectively.

Donkey Guard

Jeff vs Daniel Hortegas ADCC 2015

Besides the Donkey Guard, Jeff is also known as an originator of The Deep Half Guard system.

Beat Bigger Opponents with Deep Half Guard

Deep Half Kneebar

Jeff Glover Matches

There are numerous matches of Jeff’s on YouTube, showing his playful style to the fullest. Here are a few of his best showing exactly how good Jeff really is.

Jeff Glover vs Caio Terra Jiu-JItsu Expo 2012

This is Jeff and 12 time World Champion Caio Terra’s match from the first Jiu-Jitsu Expo in 2012. Jeff won the match 10 to 6.

Jeff Glover vs Robson Moura

This is Jeff’s guillotine submission win over 6 time World Champion Robson Moura at the 2011 ADCC Championships

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