Archive: renzo gracie

Dec 12, 2013 7:50 am

Celebrity Chef Anthony Bourdain Earns First BJJ Promotion

Anthony Bourdain, the celebrity chef and host of his No Reservations, The Layover and Parts Unknown television shows, just received his first Brazilian Jiu Jitsu promotion. Bourdain trains out of the Renzo Gracie Academy along with his wife Ottavia, who is a blue belt herself, and actively competes. Bourdain received his first stripe from one...

Dec 3, 2013 7:49 am

Frankie Edgar Reveals TUF 19 Coaching Staff

Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar, who coaches opposite former lightweight champion BJ Penn on The Ultimate Fighter Season 19 show, has revealed to Bloody Elbow who his coaches were this season. “I brought the guys I work with every day and believe in. I brought in Mark Henry, Ricardo Almeida, Renzo Gracie, Anderson Franca, and some...

Nov 26, 2013 9:00 am

Late Night Cage Side Radio Ep 32 Replay With Renzo Gracie, John Howard and Jessamyn Duke

Another great episode from the crew of Late Night Cage Side Radio powered by BJPENN.com is in the books. Renzo Gracie joined the show to discuss a plethora of subjects. including two of his most popular students; Georges St. Pierre and Chris Weidman. The legendary BJJ master gave his knowledgable insight on the controversial title...


Nov 26, 2013 8:56 am

Frankie Edgar vs. Phillipe Nover Set For Dec. 1 Showdown

Frankie Edgar, the former UFC lightweight champion and featherweight contender will face Phillipe Nover in a grappling contest. Madison Square Garden, the arena that has been long coveted by the UFC, will host the annual Grapple at the Garden, where some of the best grapplers in America and abroad will compete. “After attending Grapple at...

Nov 11, 2013 10:10 am

Renzo Gracie Says Chris Weidman Will Submit Anderson Silva

“I do believe [Chris Weidman’s] going to submit him, yes,” Brazilian jiu jitsu and MMA legend Renzo Gracie said of his student, UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman (right).  “He’s getting better every day.  If Anderson doesn’t improve his ground game, he will be in trouble this time.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA This December, the...

Nov 5, 2013 7:01 am

Renzo Gracie Responds To Royce Criticism

“In order to make a negative comment about the Gracie family, you have to help the Gracie family. You have to actually be producing new champions, putting your time to build new champions. I don’t remember Royce doing that… Each man chooses their path. How can I judge someone if I don’t walk on their...

Oct 17, 2013 11:11 am

Dana White: ‘If Renzo Wants to Fight, Renzo Can Call Me’

The dialogue has gone back and forth between UFC President, Dana White (pictured), and MMA legend, Renzo Gracie, about whether or not Gracie, at the age of 46, should be fighting.  But a recent statement by White indicates that the talks may be moving toward figuring out how Gracie will fight rather than focusing on...

Oct 15, 2013 11:51 am

QUICK TWITT | Renzo Gracie Defends Rousimar Palhares

Renzo Gracie is ‘pissed’ about the ‘witch hunt‘ that has taken over the life of Rousimar Palhares. Palhares fought and defeated Mike Pierce last week during the main card of UFC Fight Night 29 in Brazil. It took the submission master just 31-seconds to secure an ankle lock and force pierce to tap. What ensued...

Oct 7, 2013 11:27 am

Renzo Gracie Answers Dana White on Why He Wants to Fight

  “Last time I checked I didn’t have wrinkles,” MMA Legend Renzo Gracie said in reference to his desire to fight at 46 years of age.  “Not even on my nut sack.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   It has been a back-and-forth between one of MMA’s living legends and the President of the UFC,...

Sep 30, 2013 11:52 am

Dana White on Possible Renzo Gracie Return: ‘I have to ask why’

  Renzo Gracie, 46, recently stated his intention to return to the Octagon and fight under the UFC banner.  That talk left UFC President Dana White wanting to talk with Renzo and ask the legend of the sport why.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Renzo Gracie is looking at another comeback in the sport of...

Sep 10, 2013 9:13 am

Renzo Gracie Hoping For UFC Fight In Near Future

“Believe it, there’s nothing that I want to do more than to be back in the cage, to be back fighting. I just love doing that. Life has been pushing me everywhere but in that direction, but now I’m getting so tired and frustrated with everything else that I’m going to just bury myself into...

Jul 9, 2013 11:49 am

Renzo Gracie: Weidman Was Fading, Silva Clowned Too Much

This kid [Weidman] is very dangerous, he was always very dangerous. Every time he fights, he wins. Early in the bout, when Chris was in control, he did everything he wanted, but couldn’t win, so Anderson gained great confidence. He thought it would be a walk in the park and then he began to play....