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Exclusive | Cesar Gracie: Gilbert Got a W on 2 of Those Fights – It's Time to Move On From Thomson| MMA News

The Cesar Gracie interview didn’t stop with his descriptive thoughts on the NSAC during Just Scrap Radio Show Episode 6.   He addressed the crowd uproar about the trilogy that took place in San Jose, CA between the still  Lightweight Champion Gilbert Melendez and Josh Thomson.

Q:  Gil though he’d won, Josh thought he’d won.  What are your thoughts on that fight?

Cesar Gracie:

“I think it was a pretty close and competitive fight.  At the time of the fight I was there live obviously and I was like ‘oh man that was a close one I hope we got the nod on that one’ and we did.  I did get to see the fight again in Showtime again last night and after reviewing it I thought…

Gil won the 1st 3 rounds, I gave Josh the 4th, then you took the 5th it was even he had the last take down so I could see that going to him.  I thought Gill won 3 to 2 it was a very competitive fight.  I thought Josh did a good job.  When these 2 guys together, it’s always going to be competitive.  The 1st one Josh won but no one knocked anyone out or anything like that.  The second one and then the 3rd one was probably the closest of all 3 of them.

These guys train together back in the day a bit when Gilbert used to go down there with Jake Shields and train with the guys.  They’ve know each other for a long time.  They’ve had a lot of rounds in the cage.  They kind of know what to expect.  It’s one of those things.  Styles makes fights.  It’s always going to be a tough fight for Gil.  I am proud that he pulled it out.  Now hopefully he can fight other people which I think he matches up a lot” better with.

Q:  Do we see a number 4?

Cesar Gracie:

“I don’t.  It’s not that it’s not going to be another competitive fight.  The reason for that is there are a lot of other people to fight.  Gill has to go out and get some bigger fights if he wants to really get his legacy going.

I would love to see – the UFC obviously bought Strikeforce and the controlling interest of it.  I would love to see someone like Grey Maynard  or one of these guys come down and fight Gilbert Melendez because I think it comes a point where let’s say they have a 4th one and another competitive fight and then what a 5th one?  It gets kind of ridiculous after a while.

It is what it is.  Gilbert got the W on 2 of those fights and it’s time to move on.  It’s time to move on and find other people and other fights.”

Just Scrap Radio Episode 6 gave everyone a chance to formulate their own thoughts and opinions bringing  both sides of the story with Josh Thomson followed by Cesar Gracie appearing as guests.

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19 Responses to “Exclusive | Cesar Gracie: Gilbert Got a W on 2 of Those Fights – It's Time to Move On From Thomson| MMA News”

  1. The natural says:

    Gilberts last two wins came from two bs decisions with two injured opponents in strikeforce the 155 kimbo and the sf scott smith version in js keep promoting yourself as the best lw in wrld. And keep dodging Josh makes u look even better but hopefully the UFC sends some decent guys ur way maybe miller or guida again but u need to do alotta wrk maybe the send u Stephens so u can look good but please stay real u need to fight the best to be considered the best
    Gracie jujitsu is so overrated it’s not even funny your whole style comes from a guy who got his arm broken in a jujitsu match we shld all be learning that Japanese style witch proved was the best decades ago Via Kimora

    • jones says:

      wow you an idiot…the guy that u dont even know his name,,,cuz u not an mma fan,,,jr kimbo u call him haha,,was not injured and it was a clear 4 round victory…i dont like gil and i think he lost to jsh,,,but u a total idiot bro…,,but i agree about the gracie bjj,,the jap is better,,,and the gracie dont give enough respect for where they learned there shit,,,,people dont think about the first ufc that royce won,,,the only martial art they did not have there also was jap jits,,,i wonder whhy?? maybe cuz a gracie helpt to decide what the arts woudl be competing..,,if u see royce fighting shamrock u can see his rear naked has no hooks and no back mount,,,,royce was fukin purple belt at that time,,,any jap would have crushed him…i do agree with what u say anoit bjj an japs

  2. brett says:

    Keeps dodging a guy that he fought 3 times, and beat twice? If you think the Masvidal fight was a bs decision then go back to watching cartoons bud. As far as Cesar Gracie Jiu Jitsu being overrated, why dont you ask Jim Miller what he thinks about it! War Metal Mulisha! War Cesar Gracie Fight Team! Grab a clue there bud!

  3. Fuck You says:

    Agree with Brett!

  4. john says:

    lmao melendez is doing such a phenomenal job of ducking thomson that they manged to fight 3 times and he manged to beat thomsons points fighting style(2) .. and people were crying gil made excuses for this fight saying he wasnt excited for another match against a guy who didnt earn a title shot, a guy who won his own contriversial decision(JZ fight) lost in Japan(to Kawajiri who Melendez destroyed) and then lay and prayed KJ noons. a guy who made excuses for every fight in between crying about injuries then crying about not training hard enough.. good job ducking that one Melendez keep it up

  5. T.DADDY says:

    both these guys would get owned in the ufc

  6. BobO says:

    Metal Mulisha all day bro! Nate has a good chance at winning the Lightweight belt. Then BJ can come back and get some revenge on the 209. Oooooooooooooo! I didn’t just suggest that. Love BJ and The Diaz brothers the most. True scrappers. Got alot of respect for Pettis as well. ~BobO

  7. Pancho says:

    War Cesar Gracie Team!

  8. Michael hamlin says:

    They are all cry babies !!!

  9. Dinglenuts Magee says:

    Time to move on from Thomson to….

    …all those other talented and dangerous LWs in Strikeforce???

    Crazy Horse vs Masvidal for #1 contender!!! Wooohoooo!

    • jones says:

      DINGLENUTS..i dont think u watch SF much…krazy horse was nevr in SF..he was in elite xc..and he cant stay off crack an coke now to pass drug text and fight….krazy horse is unheard of now….but yeah good idea

      • Dinglenuts Magee says:

        not that it really matters, but I was just trying to think of ANYONE that might sell enough tickets to hold a SF title fight in a venue bigger than 100 seats.

        Maybe they can bring Bennett in…. and have the fight in brazil. (no athletic commission)

  10. Jujitsu Player says:

    I’m sick of hearing from Cesar, I wish he would just pipe down.

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