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The Gracies Are Back!

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  1. ReadWrite

    ReadWrite Black Belt Platinum Member

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    The Gracies are Back to Their Winning Ways

    Kron Gracie made family history at UFC Phoenix.

    The son of Rickson Gracie, who was only 5 years of age when his uncle Royce Gracie scored the last win for the family under the UFC banner in 1994, entered the Octagon for the first time Saturday night in Arizona, making quick work of Alex Caceres with a first-round rear-naked choke finish.

    Since Royce’s wins over Ron Van Clief, Keith Hackney and Dan Severn on Dec. 16 of that year, members of the clan went winless in four UFC appearances. Royce fought to a draw with Ken Shamrock in 1995, Rolles Gracie was stopped by Joey Beltran in 2010, Renzo Gracie was finished by Matt Hughes two months later, and Roger Gracie lost a decision to Tim Kennedy in 2013.

    Kron (5-0) put the Gracie name back in the winning column on the UFC’s first card on ESPN, and MMA Fighting spoke with members of the family about his flawless performance.

    Royce Gracie, UFC Hall of Fame: “Kron did the perfect fight, showed the jiu-jitsu he trained his entire life, didn’t engage in an exchange of punches and kicks with his opponent, got a clean clinch and after he grabs you, man, it’s over. His jiu-jitsu is way better. If he’s able to keep this jiu-jitsu game, which is where he comes from, he’ll do great in his career.”

    Kyra Gracie, five-time jiu-jitsu world champion and three-time ADCC gold medalist: “It was very gratifying to see Kron in the UFC. He’s a fighter that knows how to fight under pressure, I remember the times he competed in jiu-jitsu with the whole crowd over him. His style is beautiful to watch, a finisher, and is very charismatic. He did the ideal game to take the fight to the ground with a simple and effective jiu-jitsu. He’s a gem for the UFC to work with and do good marketing. I root a lot for Kron’s success.”

    Roger Gracie, UFC veteran and former ONE Championship titleholder: “I think Kron had an excellent fight, a spectacular debut. He’s super talented and has everything to do great in the promotion. I think he has a brilliant career ahead of him.”

    Rorion Gracie, UFC founder: “Kron’s victory impresses me, but doesn’t surprise me. His pedigree is the best possible. Just like he did in competitive jiu-jitsu, I believe that the more he listens to his dad’s advice the better will be his chances of success in MMA.”

    Neiman Gracie, undefeated Bellator welterweight: “It was a great debut, a perfect fight that ended like his father’s. Couldn’t be better. I see a bright future ahead and root that he brings the belt in a near future, but no hurry.”

    Robson Gracie Jr., 1-0 Bellator welterweight: “His debut was incredible, couldn’t be better. I’m very happy to see another member of the family, of Brazil, and especially of jiu-jitsu, in the main MMA promotion in the world. Having a Gracie back in the UFC motivates a lot. I believe he has a bright future because he will get more confident after each fight, and I do believe he can fight for the title in the future.”

    Gregor Gracie, former ONE Championship and WSOF fighter: “He had a great performance. Fought calm, didn’t rush for the takedown, waited for the right moment. When (Caceres) made a mistake, he was able to take him down and enter his world. He fought great. He’s a dedicated kid and will definitely have a bright career. I don’t know the exact numbers, but I think he’s the least experienced guy in this division in the UFC. (He) has to be smart, don’t rush things. If he goes slowly, I think he will definitely go far.”

    Rolles Gracie, UFC veteran: “Kron’s fight was beautiful. He was calm and confident in his jiu-jitsu. His debut couldn’t be better. Now we just need to flatten his view of the earth.”

    https://www.mmafighting.com/2019/2/...-reacts-kron-ufc-phoenix-win-mma-alex-caceres
     
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  3. Paolo Delutis

    Paolo Delutis Brown Belt

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    UFC was BuIlt by Gracies

    Its theyre house, they Build it

    Hespect the Gracies

    And the JiuJitzoo

    Bo hah!!!
     
  4. ThatGuy7698

    ThatGuy7698 Horse meat = best meat

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    I don't think a win against 14-12 Alex Caceres means the Gracies are back...
     
  5. Druken_Vovchanchyn

    Druken_Vovchanchyn Purple Belt

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    biggest's frauds in MMA history. Watching the country boy pound Royce was awesome.
     
  6. FlyingDeathKick

    FlyingDeathKick Black Belt

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    Their* theyre isn't even a word lol. Also... they built it*
     
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    All give credit to Kron, except of course Rorion has to say it in his backhanded way...
    Of course he won, he’s a Gracie, look at who he trained with and who they trained with!
     
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    Nosferatu. NBK

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    He'll lose to the first good wrestler he'll face.
     
  9. GiSP

    GiSP Brown Belt

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    Educate yourself on that family. I’m not respecting shit of that family.

    Boo.
     
  10. Clear Winner

    Clear Winner Big Poppa Pars

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    Nope

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    The great thing about being a Gracie is that you can write an entire news article from interviews of family members.
     
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  12. Paolo Delutis

    Paolo Delutis Brown Belt

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    Io break yo face man, io break yo face man..

    You know hespecta the gracie , all of brazeel gunna come for you ,


    In all seriousness im quite aware of their story..but you seem quite bothered by them..so i ask

    Why you no hespect the Gracies
     
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  13. TheChance

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    Easy there kool-aid drinkers it was just bruce leroy
     
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  14. Paolo Delutis

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    I was writting in a brazilian accent..

    Its a play on Royces prefight promo agaisnt hughes , where he said this is my house i build it

    Educate yourself casual
     
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    He is referring to the promo for Hughes vs Gracie where Royce said of the UFC "this my house I build it" but hey don't let it get in the way of your pedantry.
     
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    Druken_Vovchanchyn Purple Belt

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    how is he the fraud? everyone knew he wasnt shit lol. This was Dana white's doing. He never did anything fraudulent. he just sucks.

    He doesn't cheat, do peds, only invite people to your competition you know cant fight while denying any real threats entry into your tournament, among MANY other things
     
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  17. WHALEWOLF

    WHALEWOLF Blue Belt

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    Neiman Gracie been winning.
     
  18. fortheo

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    Kron lost to Gilbert burns. He won't go far unless he improves his wrestling or striking immensely.
     
  19. FlyingDeathKick

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    Against* it's* Hughes*
     
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    I flawless victory in the first round against an experienced fighter is nothing to scoff at.
     

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