Archive: Cesar Gracie

Jul 31, 2014 5:45 am

Cesar Gracie: ‘Anderson Silva’s Chin Isn’t The Same Anymore’

“I already knew this fight would happen a long time ago, and I think it’s a great fight. I believe it’s going to be a standup fight the entire time. Nick is better on the ground, his jiu-jitsu is better, but I believe it’s going to be a standup fight and it won’t last five...

Feb 15, 2014 8:24 am

Cesar Gracie Issues Warning: “Gilbert Melendez won’t be punked by Dana White”

There has been a lot of tension floating around about Gilbert Melendez and what his future has in store concerning his fighting home. UFC officials came out earlier in the week saying they were done with Melendez negotiations and with news that Gil has now reached a monetary agreement with Bellator, Cesar Gracie is starting...

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...

Jul 19, 2013 1:37 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Cesar Gracie Talks About the Future of the Diaz Brothers | BJPenn.com Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Famed BJJ coach and longtime fan favorite of BJPenn.com, Cesar Gracie, joined our own Pedro Carrasco and George Mathews on Wednesday night’s episode (July 17th) of BJPenn.com Radio. Cesar is a staple in the training circles of the MMA community, he’s the head of the Cesar Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in California, and he has coached and mentored...


Jul 19, 2013 1:32 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Cesar Gracie On Why Anderson Is Going To Start Losing More, Rousey vs. Tate II, and Gilbert Melendez vs. Diego Sanchez | BJPenn.com Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Famed BJJ coach and longtime fan favorite of BJPenn.com, Cesar Gracie, joined our own Pedro Carrasco and George Mathews on Wednesday night’s episode (July 17th) of BJPenn.com Radio. Cesar is a staple in the training circles of the MMA community, he’s the head of the Cesar Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in California, and he has...

Jul 18, 2013 5:22 pm

Clearing the Air: Cesar Gracie Tells Us That Nick Diaz was Offered a Fight by the UFC

BJPenn.com wants to clear the air about the news that is currently circulating about the fight offer that Nick Diaz did or did not receive from the UFC. Last night on BJPenn.com Radio Nick Diaz’s trainer and longtime mentor, Cesar Gracie, talked with our boys Pedro Carrasco and George Mathews about Diaz’s future with the...

Jul 17, 2013 8:19 pm

Exclusive: Cesar Gracie Confirms Nick Diaz Has Been Offered a Fight By UFC

Earlier tonight, Cesar Gracie was a featured guest on BJPENN.com Radio and broke the news that Nick Diaz has been offered a fight by the Ultimate Fighting Championship. “As far as his fighting and everything. He’s been in Vegas, he just got back a couple of days ago. There is an offer on the table,...

Apr 23, 2013 1:54 pm

With Recent CSAC Judging Mishap The NSAC Weighs In

  This past weekend, UFC on FOX 7 went down and was headlined by a lightweight title fight between defending champion Benson Henderson and former Strikeforce champion, Gilbert Melendez. The fight was a very close affair and most in my Twitter feed had it 50/50 with half giving close victories to the challenger and the...

Apr 22, 2013 9:04 am

Judge Who Scored Fight for Melendez Trains Under Cesar Gracie

  This past Saturday, at UFC on FOX 7, UFC lightweight champion, Benson Henderson brought yet another title fight into the championship rounds, winning a razor-thin split decision victory that could have justifiably gone either way. When it was all said and done, it seemed like a typical Benson Henderson fight with a typical decision...

Apr 11, 2013 10:37 am

Cesar Gracie Comments on Split from Diaz

  The recent split between Nate Diaz and longtime trainer and manager, Cesar Gracie has been in the spotlight for a few days now as the media and fans alike seek answers. Yet what has been widely overlooked is the fact that Gracie has only split from Diaz as his manager and apparently remains his...

Apr 10, 2013 11:27 am

Nate Diaz Enlists New Management Team

It looks like Nate Diaz has partially parted ways with Cesar Gracie. Ariel Helwani broke the news Tuesday night on “UFC Tonight.” Helwani stated that Diaz will now  be under the management services of Mike Kogan, who heads Real Talk Entertainment. Kogan’s notable clients include Roy Nelson and Muhammed ‘King Mo’ Lawal. Diaz will still...

Mar 18, 2013 2:08 pm

Cesar Gracie reacts to Nick Diaz’s loss and possible retirement | UFC News

During a Monday interview with the folks at The MMA Hour, Diaz’s manager Cesar Gracie stated that the demands of managing have him considering pulling out of that responsibility, as long as he can find capable hands to guide the careers of his fighters. Gracie, who is a longtime trainer/manager/father figure type for Diaz, isn’t...

Mar 15, 2013 6:24 pm

Dana White on Cesar Gracie: “I think Cesar’s a D***” | UFC NEWS

After experiencing the troubles and tribulations that come with dealing with PPV’s that involve Nick Diaz, UFC President Dana White has clearly voiced his opinion of Diaz’s head trainer, Cesar Gracie, stating: “I think Cesar Gracie is a huge part of the problem to be honest with you,” White exclaimed, “Cesar comes out, first of...

Mar 7, 2013 7:12 am

BJPENN.COM RADIO FULL REPLAY: Cesar Gracie, Alan Belcher & Jake Shields | UFC NEWS

Last night BJPENN.COM Radio returned with an all-star line up of guests. Cesar Gracie discussed the upcoming UFC 158 main event between Nick Diaz and GSP. He also took the time to talk about the controversial Lloyd Irvin situation and the rest of the scheduled fights his team has coming up. Alan Belcher joined the...

Mar 6, 2013 10:33 am

Cesar Gracie, Jake Shields & Alan Belcher Join BJPENN.COM RADIO Tonight (8 P.M. ET) | UFC NEWS

The new BJPENN.COM Radio Airs tonight at 8:00 P.M. ET / 5:00 P.M. PT. Joining the new crew will be a star-studded guest list that includes famed coach, Cesar Gracie, top UFC welterweight Jake Shields and UFC middleweight contender, Alan Belcher. In the hosting slots, longtime BJPENN.COM Director, Pedro Carrasco will join the always-entertaining BJPENN.COM Contributor,...

Mar 5, 2013 2:20 pm

Cesar Gracie, Jake Shields & Alan Belcher Join BJPENN.COM RADIO Wednesday Night (8 P.M. ET) | UFC NEWS

This week BJPENN.COM Radio is introducing a new host panel and format. Joining the new crew will be a star-studded guest list that includes famed coach, Cesar Gracie, top UFC welterweight Jake Shields and UFC middleweight contender, Alan Belcher. In the hosting slots, longtime BJPENN.COM Director, Pedro Carrasco will join the always-entertaining BJPENN.COM Contributor, George...

Mar 4, 2013 4:09 pm

Jake Shields Joins BJPENN.COM Radio Line Up This Wednesday | UFC NEWS

UFC welterweight fighter, Jake Shields, is the latest addition to the BJPENN.COM Radio guest list this week. Shields is coming off an Athletic suspension for testing positive for banned substances and is rumored to be scheduled for a date with fellow Strikeforce import Tyron Woodley at UFC 161 this June. Jake joins Cesar Gracie this...

Mar 4, 2013 3:17 pm

Cesar Gracie Joins BJPENN.COM Radio Line Up This Wednesday | UFC NEWS

In addition to the launch of our new format and hosts, this weeks BJPENN.COM radio got even sweeter with the latest addition to the guest panel. Famed coach and leader of the Gracie Fight Team, Cesar Gracie, will be joining BJPENN.COM Radio this week to discuss the current state of MMA, BJJ and what’s up...

Jan 25, 2013 10:06 am

BJPenn.Com Radio Returns on Sunday with Gilbert Melendez, Urijah Faber & Bear Frazer

  BJPenn.Com Radio is back this Sunday night at 7pm eastern with a special post UFC on Fox 6 edition. Hosts  Mitch Ciccarelli and Bryan Levick will be joined by two of the worlds best lightweight fighters and a fellow Long Islander who is as charismatic as they come. Strikeforce Lightweight Champion Gilbert Melendez will...

Dec 4, 2012 5:59 pm

Cesar Gracie Names Four Cornermen for Nate Diaz vs Ben Henderson | UFC News

Cesar Gracie, founder and head coach of Gracie Fighter posted on twitter the people on UFC lightweight number one contender Nate Diaz’s corner , for the Ben Henderson bout as the the main event of UFC on FOX 5 this Saturday night in Seattle. Cesar Gracie has experience developing and nurturing champions.  The Gracie Fighter...

Dec 3, 2012 12:25 pm

Exclusive: John Crouch Talks to BJPenn.Com Radio about Benson Henderson vs. Nate Diaz

  The main event of UFC on Fox 5 features two of the most exciting fighters in the world of mixed martial arts. This Saturday night in Seattle UFC Lightweight Champion Benson Henderson will attempt to defend his title against Cesar Gracie student, Nate Diaz. Ever since this match-up was announced fans, trainers, pundits and...