167 Search Results for cesar gracie

Oct 25, 2011 7:20 am

Cesar Gracie Wants Title Shot For Diaz If He Walks Through Penn

“There’s no question about it that I will ask for [a fight with GSP] if Nick has a tremendous performance and he can finish BJ, I would ask for that. But the biggest thing is if the fans want it. If the fans all ask for that, Dana [White] is a smart guy. He knows...

Sep 9, 2011 9:20 am

Cesar Gracie: Nick's Respect For Penn, Makes This Fight Harder

“[BJ Penn] is the better fighter of the two. Georges St. Pierre is the bigger fighter of the two. He can beat people by being bigger or whatever. But this is the better fighter of the two. He’s more technical. He’s got a better ground game. He’s got a better stand up game.” “He wants...

Sep 7, 2011 2:34 pm

Cesar Gracie Goes In-Depth On Nick Diaz Absence

“I don’t blame Dana White on this at all. This is a professional company, and Nick is a 28-year-old man. I’ve stuck up for Nick, even when he was wrong before. But he’s let a lot of people down. He’s let his team down. We all bought plane tickets to Vegas. We got hotel rooms...

Jan 10, 2014 9:04 am

Kron Gracie Is Transitioning To MMA, Will Make Debut In Japanese Promotion

Kron Gracie, the youngest of Rickson Gracie’s four children is an undeniable Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace. He won the Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) Submission Wrestling Championships last year, but even that is not enough for the 25 year old Gracie. Gracie lives in California and has been training with family member Cesar Gracie, who is...

Mar 12, 2013 10:34 am

Gracie: Diaz “Should Be Respected as a Mixed Martial Artist” | MMA News

  Cesar Gracie, the well known trainer of number one welterweight contender, Nick Diaz, speaks to Ariel Helwani on the MMA Hour about Diaz’s training, skipping tapings of the ‘Countdown’ show and his now famous conference call on which he berated welterweight champ, Georges St-Pierre as only Diaz could. Gracie stated adamantly that he knows...

Sep 19, 2015 6:37 am

Coach: ‘Nick Diaz Will Return To Jiu Jitsu Roots’

The ‘Free Nick Diaz’ movement is still going strong. There’s currently a White House petition up that’s on pace to reach the 100K signature goal in the very near future and fighters are still coming forward showing support Diaz. Recently, his coach Cesar Gracie told MMAJunkie that while Diaz’s lawyers work on the appeal process...

Sep 18, 2015 10:23 am

UFC’s Leslie Smith Now Refuses To Fight In Nevada

Leslie Smith (7-6-1 MMA) is the latest UFC fighter to refuse to fight in Nevada following the NSAC’s five-year suspension of Nick Diaz. The women’s bantamweight competitor took to her Sqor account to announce her decision: “I am making a statement and will stand with my fellow fighters Nick Diaz, and Henry Cejudo and refuse...

Jun 11, 2015 1:08 pm

UFC’s Leslie Smith Explains How Nate Diaz’s Kindness Fueled Her MMA Life

There are moments in a fighter’s career when everything clicks. It could be when they first step onto the mat, or when they make their professional debut. For UFC bantamweight Leslie Smith, her moment was especially memorable as it was veteran Nate Diaz that invited her onto the mat to train. “I had just moved...

Jun 6, 2015 9:19 am

UFC’s Leslie Smith Responds To McMann: ‘Psssh, I’ll Fight Her’

The dangerous Team Cesar Gracie trained Leslie Smith responds to former UFC title challenger Sara McMann’s call out of the entire female bantamweight roster. She also talks fighter pay, and more. Shot by our own, Layzie The Savage. WATCH! Gilbert Melendez Trains For Eddie Alvarez, And Looks Scary!

Jun 1, 2015 6:44 am

Female UFC Fighters Beat Up Dirtbag Who Sexually Harassed Their Friend at a Club

Chivalry tends to disappear when it is late-night in a dark club. Some men think it is okay to get physical with women in the club without even knowing them, and sometimes the ladies approve of it. However, one dirtbag allegedly decided to grab the backside of one of UFC fighter Leslie Smith’s friend and...

Feb 7, 2015 1:43 pm

Coach: Nick Diaz Will Fight Again

“Let’s face it. He’s a fighter and he’s gonna fight. It’s gonna happen.” “I think a guy like him is better served doing big fights, no matter where they’re at,” Gracie said. “Seriously, no matter where the fight is — even if he has to go down a lighter weight than even 170. He wants...

Jan 12, 2015 10:37 pm

Anthony Pettis Earns Brown Belt In Jiu-Jitsu

UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis earned his brown belt in Jiu-Jitsu earlier this week. This comes on the heels of ‘Showtime’ submitting Cesar Gracie black belt Gilbert Melendez in their UFC 181 bout in December. Despite being known for his highlight reel knockouts, Anthony Pettis has 8 submission victories in 18 professional MMA bouts, and...

Sep 18, 2014 10:20 pm

Booking Roundup: Four New Bouts Set For December UFC Events

In the latest round of UFC fight bookings, officials bring us four new bouts for upcoming December events. The highly anticipated return of heavyweight powerhouse, Todd Duffee (pictured), was announced for UFC 181 on Dec. 6. After two-years on the shelf he meets Anthony Hamilton. On December 12th, Team Cesar Gracie’s Yancy Medeiros returns against...

Jun 30, 2014 12:01 pm

Pettis Not Scared Of Diaz Camp, But Promises No Brawls On TUF 20

With an upcoming stint as TUF 20 coach opposite Gilbert Melendez, the UFC’s lightweight champ will have to endure more than just coaching a few fighters in the house. Anthony Pettis will be confronted, on likely, a daily basis, by MMA’s most confrontational group, Team Cesar Gracie. In a brand new interview with MMAMania.com’s, Jesse...

Apr 25, 2014 11:38 am

After Failing Drug Test, Mederios Stays Pot Free Ahead Of Jim Miller Bout

Cannabis in MMA is a widely spread and often tolerated narcotic. It’s illegal in the United States to use and/or possess the substance, but in some outlining States they tolerate marijuana for recreational and/or medical use. For most athletes, staying clean and all-natural in your diet is crucial to being able to deliver a peak...

Apr 2, 2014 2:23 pm

VIDEO | Pettis Brothers Ready For Diaz Brothers On TUF 20 Set

As they prepare for their coaching stint on TUF 20, the Pettis brothers are readying for a confrontational Melendez coaching staff. As part of Cesar Gracie’s fight-team, Melendez is expected to enlist both Nick and Nate Diaz as part of his staff of coaches.

Dec 31, 2013 11:22 am

QUICK TWITT | Female Challengers Respond To Rousey vs. McMann News

Cat Zingano (pictured) is the UFC’s true bantamweight title challenger, but that hasn’t stopped her from being passed up twice now for a shot at Ronda Rousey. Not the UFC’s fault, but many would argue that next inline, if not Zingano, would be Alexis Davis. Davis however didn’t get the nod to face Rousey either...

Dec 2, 2013 6:56 am

Nate Diaz: ‘Gilbert and I are the best lightweights in the world’

“I think in boxing they start hopping in when they’re taking a lot of punches, or maybe their corner would have threw in the towel, but I wasn’t going to stop. I was just trying to set up a good one to land to finish it off if they weren’t going to stop it. I’m...

Oct 18, 2013 11:44 am

UFC Boss: Everything I hear from Nick Diaz is that he doesn’t want to fight

MMA fans seem to love nothing more than a good Nick Diaz fight. The Stockton based Cesar Gracie fighter has long captured the hearts of fans around the world. Which is why talks of a potential return to action against Michael Bisping had the world talking. Dana White put out those flames yesterday during a...