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  • a month ago
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Now that jiu-jitsu tournaments have become a big deal again, thanks to the emergence of Metamoris and grappling "super fights" (like this one), fans of the ground game have been wondering if the man, the myth, and the legend -- Rickson Gracie -- would consider jumping into the fray. Don't hold your breath. "I don’t see myself competing anymore because I've completely lost interest in competition," Gracie told MMA Fighting. "My injuries wouldn't allow me to perform the way I would like. It’s not read news >>

  • a month ago
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Rickson Gracie, one of the greatest names in jiu-jitsu and vale tudo history, is a fan of Metamoris. The legendary Gracie, who is undefeated in MMA and jiu-jitsu matches, was always critical of what jiu-jitsu has become over the years, with the change of rules and the way BJJ fighters compete today. With submission-only 20-minute matches, Metamoris founder Ralek Gracie got his attention. "I think it’s a progressive idea," Rickson Gracie told MMAFighting.com. "Metamoris tries, by removing the rul read news >>

  • a month ago
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Koichiro Kimura, a name from the 1990s Japanese MMA scene, passed away Tuesday morning in Japan from pneumonia. Koichiro Kimura, who did both MMA and pro wrestling in the 1990s and was still active in the latter, passed away on Tuesday morning at the age of 44. Kimura's death was reported in the Japanese media and pro wrestling circles as being due to pneumonia. Kimura is best known for being in the April 20, 1995 Vale Tudo Open tournament at Budokan Hall in Tokyo, Japan, where he lost via choke read news >>

  • a month ago
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Kron Gracie, one of the best jiu-jitsu fighters on the planet, will finally make his transition to MMA. Kron Gracie, a multiple-time jiu-jitsu champion and ADCC 2013 gold medalist, is set to make his MMA debut at Real Fighting Championship in Japan on Dec. 23, his father Rickson Gracie told MMAFighting.com. "They haven’t found an opponent yet, but it’s set. Travel, hotel, everything set for him to fight on Dec. 23," Rickson Gracie said. "He will fight at 155 pounds." According to a report from M read news >>

  • 4 months ago
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Rickson Gracie speaks to David Ortiz of FightHubTV about whether Steven Seagal is “legit” read news >>

  • 4 months ago
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Rickson Gracie, the half-brother of UFC legend Royce Gracie, discusses the importance of jiu-jitsu implementation in a real life scenario and explains why it is the only martial art that “translates in real life.” read news >>

  • 5 months ago
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UFC creator Art Davie discusses the origins of the UFC, why Rickson Gracie never fought in the UFC, and why the Gracies ended their relationship with the company after UFC 5 read news >>

  • 5 months ago
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Rickson Gracie has started a new federation with a new set of competition rules, some of it includes some changes worthy of praise, but does BJJ need more change? Rickson Gracie has recently been doing a press tour pumping up his Jiu Jitsu Global Federation, a new Brazilian Jiu Jitsu organization he created. Rickson has attempted to create competitions and organizations in the past, always with an eye towards experimentation with rules to little success, and sometimes to the derision of grappler read news >>

  • 6 months ago
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Art Davie was on MMA Junkie Radio to talk about his new book Is This Legal, and got into some of the gritty details behind why Rickson Gracie never fought in the UFC. So, for those who have completely failed to keep up on the history of MMA, or more concisely, the history of the UFC, it's worth noting that, at the time of UFC 1, the big name in the Gracie family was Rickson. He was considered the families top dog in the infamous "Gracie Challenge Matches" that the family had been putting on in C read news >>

  • 8 months ago
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Vote now in the Bloody Elbow Baddest Tournament to determine the Greatest MMA Submission Fighter of All Time. Today's match-up: #1 Kazushi Sakuraba vs. #4 Rickson Gracie. Vote now! Monday's match-up was a brutal one, as fans were forced to see either Fabricio Werdum or Jacare Souza make an early exit from the tournament. After much tears, most found the match in favor of Werdum, who sent Jacare packing in just the 2nd round. That sets up our first fight of the Elite 8 as it will be Fabricio Werd read news >>

  • 9 months ago
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He was UFC Heavyweight champ and the long-time King of Pancrase but Bas Rutten still wishes he'd gotten his shot at Rickson Gracie. Inside MMA host and former Pride announcer Bas Rutten also used to do a bit of fighting back in the 90's. Despite winning the UFC Heavyweight title and reigning of Japan's Pancrase organization back when that meant something, Bas has one big regret from his fighting career. He told Fighter's Only all about it: Is there one fighter you never faced off against, but wi read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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"Master of Combat," a mixed martial arts promotion organized by Rickson Gracie, will hold its first team-based event on Nov. 20 in Rio de Janeiro. read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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Ronda Rousey and Rickson Gracie black belt Henry Akins demonstrate in detail how to execute a textbook osoto throw at Dynamix MMA in Santa Monica, Calif. read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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Ronda Rousey and Rickson Gracie black belt Henry Akins demonstrate in detail how to execute a nasty rolling kimura at Dynamix MMA in Santa Monica, Calif. read news >>

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