Roger Gracie Open To Bout With Tim Kennedy | Strikeforce News

July 30, 2012 2:13 am by Jamie McAllister

By Jamie McAllister
Roger Gracie in an interview with TATAME.

Gracie is one of the best submission grappler’s in the world if not the best. However one man who would disagree with this statement is Tim Kennedy who offered a challenge via his official Twitter account.


Gracie commented on Tim Kennedy and states that in Jiu-Jitsu alone Kennedy would not stand a chance against him.

“He can say whatever he wants. He can be good on the ground, but technically I’m much better. In a Jiu-Jitsu match, he probably wouldn’t have a chance against me,”

However Gracie is well aware that Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts are two very different platforms and in his Middleweight debut he was not able to submit Keith Jardine.

“In a MMA fight, we can’t say. In my last fight, my opponent (Keith Jardine) was far away from being a black belt and I couldn’t submit him.”

Gracie defeated Jardine who had previously challenged for Luke Rockhold’s Middleweight Title and a bout against another former Middleweight contender would be something that interests Gracie.

“I guess it can be an interesting fight. Anyone in Strikeforce would do an interesting fight with me.”

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