MMA Rickson to fight on Dec31

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  1. furst

    furst THE BOWRD OT Supporter

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    http://thefightworkspodcast.com/200...-confirms-he-plans-to-fight-on-new-years-eve/

    Over a year ago here on The FightWorks Podcast, we spoke with Breno Sivak, who is a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu from Gracie Humaita in Rio de Janeiro. Sivak has been a long time friend of Rickson Gracie, and in our conversation claimed that Rickson was preparing to fight another mixed martial arts fight in December 2006.

    Sivak’s claim was dismissed as rumor by some, but this weekend at the Brazilian jiu-jitsu Mundials in Los Angeles, I spoke with Rickson Gracie personally and asked if there was any truth to Sivak’s statement. Rickson confirmed that he does indeed still intend to fight and is currently in negotiations with multiple MMA promotions to fight on December 31, 2007.

    So while Breno’s statement was not entirely spot on, in essence he was indeed correct that Rickson Gracie is still looking for another chance to demonstrate the skills of the “Lion of the Gracie family”. Rickson will be travelling back to Brazil and has plans for Japan before the end of the year. We will let you know when we learn more.

    This entry was posted on Sunday, August 26th, 2007 at 10:29 pm and is filed under BJJ, MMA.
     
  2. Khaaz

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    I've been dying to know if he's everything he's cracked up to be. This should be good.
     
  3. Placebo

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    Unless he fights a can, I don't see him doing too well unfortunately..
     
  4. SCirone

    SCirone Moderator

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    Why, Rickson is like a legend. Him losing would be a bad thing
     
  5. VanCandy

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    Oh please let him fight Sakuraba
     
  6. RMarks

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    who the fuck is rickson gracie? I bet Marlon Sims could beat him.
     
  7. Atmosphere

    Atmosphere PURPLE DREAM

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    probably will be funaki
     
  8. Placebo

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    Have him fight Ali now too. Might as well.
     
  9. Titus

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    i hope rickson gets his shit pushed in
     
  10. darkjedi

    darkjedi Muay Thai expert

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    you all know he's 49 years old right? he less to gain and more to lose.. no point in him fighting anyone now.
     
  11. Placebo

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    Damn, I thought he was in his early 40's. Wow, he better fight Ken Shamrock or something.
     
  12. Titus

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    shamrock by heel hook!!!!!!!!!!111
     
  13. 2ofdem

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    :werd: I cant see why he is fighting, must be short on cash.
     
  14. JustGod

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    This just sounds like a bad idea.
     
  15. chechen

    chechen Brazilian Jiu Jitsu OT Supporter

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    its not going to happen guys, dont worry about it
     
  16. Sammo

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    there are always rumours before NYE that Rickson "is fighting"...hasn't failed the past four years
     
  17. whup

    whup I wish you had children and.. so that I could step

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    Who are you to say it's hype? You're telling me that all these bona fide jiu jitsu blackbelts and elite mma fighters that have actually rolled with the dude and say they felt like children are "hyping" him?
     
  18. MyLittleAirport

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    Well, what he said was true. Even Paulo Filho said he felt immobilized when Rickson had his back.
     
  19. Titus

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    i'm sure he's 500-0 by now...
     
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    when Filho trained with Rickson, he said that when Rickson was on top, Filho couldn't move at all
     
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  22. SCirone

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    Rickson does have a loss on record, in a Sambo competition, but he doesnt count it because he says he didnt understand the rules. BTW it was far from his first sambo competition :hsugh:
     
  23. SCirone

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    Rickson has at least one loss from the 1993 U.S. Sambo Championships in Norman, Oklahoma, where he was defeated by American Ron Tripp by ippon via uchi-mata in 45 seconds. Rickson disputed this loss, claiming he was misinformed of the rules of the event, and was victorious in an immediate rematch.
     
  24. The Ripper

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    oh shit is the sakuraba match finally gonna happen
     

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