28 May 2019

Shane Hill-Taylor is out of the 2019 Worlds due to a medical emergency

The black-belt from team Lloyd Irvin was among the favorites at featherweight. IBJJF

The sitting featherweight BJJ world champion, Shane Jamil Hill-Taylor, is out of the 2019 IBJJF World Championship, which will take place from May 30 through June 2 in Long Beach, Calif.

Jamil was taken to the hospital to undergo an emergency operation due to appendicitis. The info comes from

In his absence, fighters like Leonardo “Cascão,” Kennedy Maciel, Gianni Grippo, Marcio Andre and young Matheus Gabriel become heavy favorites in the running for the featherweight title.

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