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Headbutts won’t stop Roger Gracie!

Roger Gracie walks us through the end of his fight with King Mo, where a headbutt followed by a brutal punch to the temple left him fetal on the canvas:

“I couldn’t do what I have trained to do back then. I believed in my jab and he (King Mo) wasn’t bringing much danger,” he said. “When I heard Renzo (Gracie) saying there was a minute and a half left for the end of the first round, I relaxed. I didn’t have enough time to submit him nor take him down, he wasn’t punching me, so I thought I would keep it that way until the second round. That was the first mistake. The second was that he accidentally hit his head against mine, and I got dizzy. I moved backwards, he punched me and I felt. That head was practically an accidental knockout. When I tried to grab him, clinch, his head hit my face and I backed of”.

“I was supposed to work on the clinch, because I wouldn’t risk trying to grab his legs and take him down because it wasn’t the beginning of the fight, so I wasn’t using much energy with no purpose. I was supposed to work on the clinch and take him down. And during the first round I didn’t try to do that, and suddenly I realized the danger he was putting me in. Losing is terrible. Nobody likes losing, especially being knocked out. But what can I do? I’ll train so it won’t happen again”.

More relevant than the headbutt excuse for getting knocked out is Gracie’s indication that he would indeed carry on and keep fighting MMA. Considering it took him 5 years to amass his 4-1 record, many speculated that he was just dabbling in MMA because that’s what big strong Gracies are forced by the clan to do for a while. But if getting KTFO has Roger reconsidering his new profession, he isn’t showing it. He actually just announced he’s skipping out on the ADCC grappling tournament because “I’m closer to MMA and leaving Jiu-Jitsu aside a little.”

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    I hope he keeps growing as a martial artist. He might get be a contenduh.

  • CAP

    Mo whatever the fuck his name is has said in interviews that there was no head butt but this shows differently. That shit is gonna happen though.

  • Blackula Jonez

    What Cap said, that shit unpredictable and unavoidable at times.


    Hogger needs to learn to sheild block or how to fight tall or something. It may take a min but he does have the frame and grappling to be a serious fighter, 205 is pretty starved for a dangerous bjj player.


    Other than Tito/Bader how many subs happen at 205?

  • kvelertak

    gracies are all jobbers

  • glassjawsh

    black – see Jones comma Jon and Davis comma Phil

  • glassjawsh

    lololol just noticed Phil davis’ middle name is ‘Kwabina’ on Wikipedia. hope to Christ that’s real

  • Redping

    ^^ you’re a fag, gracies invented this shit. theyre the founding fatehrs of mma

  • Blackula Jonez

    Kwabina is an Akan name/Ghanian, my cousins dad is from Ghana and his middle name is Kojo meaning he was born on a Monday. Most American usage of akan names as middle names I’ve noticed.


    Other wierd wiki fact, Davis, Rashad and Blackula Jr. are all born on September 25th.Kwabina means born on a tuesday, I checked and it is legit.

  • Blackula Jonez

    And you are right Jawsh, both Jones and Mr. Wonderful are more likely to finish fights via tapout more than anything else it seems.

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    Kwame is saturday, right?

  • G Funk

    Redping reigns king of all the suckers of cock. Organized Vale tudo matches have been occurring in Brazil since the 20’s. Before a gracie thought(took the idea)of anything related. faggot

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  • frickshun

    I speak Africanese.

  • agentsmith

    Excuse me stewardess, I speak jive…

  • CAP

    ^”slap a piece of butta gonna drag it through the garden!” (for some reason I will never forget that)

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    No one forgets something that awesome.

  • frickshun

    I used to keep a dictionary @ work. A black co-worker borrowed it every so often… I put a 2nd title on it that said “jive translator.”

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    I can’t imagine why your co-workers hate you.

  • CAP


  • frickshun

    They don’t hate me Deej, they fear me. Machiavelli style!!

  • Belen

    Thanks guys!!!!!! You’re awsome!!! What a great fight for Velasquez!!! Finally teucqinhe and good MMA did it over big size and lack of talent.

  • Nerio

    poor guy he has his age on him but needs the money, so he takes a beating for his falmiy, even that interview where he butchered that croatian journalist for insulting big nog was amazing, im sure mir or sonnen or one of those trash talkers would like joking around with ariel hawani on their fellow opponents

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