Renzo thinks that five minute rounds in the UFC hurts the grappling in MMA.
Member of the family that idealized the UFC, Renzo Gracie isn't satisfied with the current rules of the organization. The Jiu-Jitsu master thinks that grappling exchanges can't develop in a fight because of the time limit and 10 minute round - like in Pride - would be more appropriate, according to his interview to MSN. The MMA of today isn't set for Jiu-Jitsu fighters, I have no doubt of it. What a ground fighter can do more
Read a heart warming story told by MMA legend in Renzo Gracie in a series of tweets as he was at the airport.
The randomness of social media is fascinating. When I usually write these 'Tweet of the Day' posts from various members of the MMA community, usually it's either about hilarious moments, online arguments, or fighters calling each other out.
Renzo Gracie has been featured here in the past, most notably when he was live tweeting as he handled two muggers in New York. This edition is a bit more
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Ralek Gracie previews the upcoming Metamoris 4 card, featuring a number of MMA fighters. more
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Prior to BJ Penn hanging up his gloves last night, his former opponent and fellow UFC legend Jens Pulver also confirmed his retirement this past weekend.
B.J. Penn has decided to call it quits following a loss to rival Frankie Edgar on Sunday night, capping a hall-of-fame career that saw him win UFC titles in two weight divisions. Prior to the TUF 19 Finale though, Penn's former opponent and fellow UFC legend in Jens Pulver also decided to officially announce his retirement.
"I did (compete at) more
Former UFC titleholder B.J. Penn has developed a bad habit lately. He gets beaten up, announces his retirement, then changes his mind a few months later, only to repeat the painful cycle all over again. But no more, Penn says.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC more
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For some time now, fans and officials have been pondering how to fix many of the problems currently in the sport of MMA.
Be it judging inconsistencies, fighters “coasting” by maintaining a top position without trying to improve said position for a finish, or just being overly tentative, the sport is still trying to come up with the next improvement.
As of now, most fights are three rounds, with each round lasting five minutes. For title fights, the bouts are five rounds, five minutes per round.