Roger Gracie Talks About The Transition From Jiu-Jitsu To MMA

June 16, 2012 2:29 pm by bjpenn.com staff 13 Comments
Roger Gracie quote

By Jamie McAllister
Roger Gracie in an interview with TATAME.

Gracie currently (4-1) in MMA comments on the transition between Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts.

“You have many good black belts, world champion who rely their game on the gi. You can have a good transition or not.”

“I can be wrong, but Romulo (Barral) is a phenomenal guy who has a dangerous guard and he relies on putting his feet on people’s biceps and dominating the arm. This is a strong position of his but it won’t work in MMA. I guess someone like him has to have other tools. The good things about you when you fight with the gi is your weakness when you’re fighting no gi”

Gracie’s next bout is on July 14th Strikeforce: Rockhold Vs. Kennedy at Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon. He is set to make his Middleweight debut facing Keith Jardine.

Jardine in his last bout fought for the Strikeforce Middleweight title losing to Luke Rockhold in the first round. A win over Jardine may put Gracie in the mix for a title shot.

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