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Thursday, 04/03/2014, 06:47 am

Ralek Gracie ‘lost respect for Bravo as a man’

The Eddie Bravo, Gracie family mellow drama continues.

On an episode of “Darce Side Radio”, Metamoris cheif Ralek Gracie was a guest where he talked about last weekend’s Metamoris 3 and the storied main event between Bravo and Royler Gracie.

After Saturday night’s draw, Royce Gracie confronted Bravo. Bravo, in turn, was on a slew of MMA-related shows and podcasts earlier this week. Bravo made remarks on Joe Rogan’s Podcast saying he thinks  Ralek Gracie is upset with him. MMAmania has Gracie’s exclusive response in this week’s episode. Here are a few samples:

“Aside from how he competed and showing up as a warrior and competing and presenting his jiu-jitsu in a cool way. This is where I started to lose respect for Eddie as a man, because he completely fabricated that. Now if he wants to assume that I was mad at him, that’s one thing. But to openly, publicly address and suggest that I am mad at him after and event like that, when I literally put everything in my life into making that event happen. For him to say ‘Ralek is mad at me,’ and suggest that in four different interviews publicly, in big interviews, in big publications. That’s all political. That’s a complete front. It’s really, really sad. I just started thinking about it, and I realized he’s starting his own event and he wanted to basically, in some way, kind of discredit me as the owner of the event and give himself a reason to feel that he can now disconnect from me and just publicly put it out there where normally you wouldn’t do that. If you felt like somebody was mad at you, you wouldn’t have to do that. You wouldn’t have to say ‘oh I know this person is mad at me,’ or ‘I think they are mad at me’ as if it’s this important piece of information as far as the total scheme of things.”

“He hasn’t responded. I texted him. He hasn’t responded since Sunday night. He hasn’t responded. He’s not reaching out to me saying ‘hey man Ralek, dude are you really mad at me? Is there something really happening?’ We have the relationship where he can do that.”

“It’s a pretty weird thing to me. He didn’t need to do that.”

“Maybe he will hear this interview and his whole campaign will change, but at this point I feel like he’s on a campaign and he has a goal. That’s the way I see it because that’s just all I’ve been presented with. I could be completely wrong.”

Are you ready for the Bravo-Gracie feud to end? Or is it at least a positive, keeping BJJ in the public eye?

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