Kron Gracie issues statement on his loss to Charles Jourdain at UFC 288

By Susan Cox - May 15, 2023

Kron Gracie has issued a statement on his loss to Charles Jourdain at UFC 288.

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UFC 288 took place on Saturday, May 6, 2023, at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

Kron Gracie (5-2 MMA) met and was defeated by Charles Jourdain (14-6 MMA) in a featherweight bout (see the highlights here).

Fans and fighters alike took to social media indicating how underwhelming Gracie’s performance was and citing their disappointment in the long-awaited return of the jiu-jitsu champion.

The 34-year-old Gracie had not stepped foot in the Octagon in over 3 years. Gracie’s last fight was back in October of 2019 where he was defeated by Cub Swanson (28-13 MMA) by unanimous decision.

Kron Gracie, UFC 288

Taking to Instagram, Gracie addressed the criticism, writing about his most recent loss to Jourdain, saying:

“In a lifetime of fighting, it’s always been a fight to the death. Understand the situation and willing to limit myself, even that being said I threw no punches because of bad advice and tried to please the jiujitsu community two day before my fight.”

Continuing Gracie said:

“First fight in my life I didn’t throw a punch. Going back to my old ways.”

The Brazilian jiu-jitsu blackbelt Kron Gracie is admitting to following ‘bad advice’ prior to the match-up with Jourdain, and that advice resulted in his defeat.

Gracie while acknowledging his was trying to ‘please’ the jiu-jitsu community, acknowledged he will not be taking that approach going forward.

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