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Ryan Gracie is dead

The Christmas season is a fucking depressing time of year. Statistics show there’s no time of year worse for making you feel completely alone and empty than now. At least Valentine’s day only reminds you of what an asshole you are for not having a mate. Christmas is the perfect time to remember that everyone including your family hates you and that you have no one who’d miss you if you were gone. Plus the music they play in malls … yeah, that’s probably the worst.

Some people deal with their issues by taking anti-depressants, others by shacking up and not leaving the house for a while. Others do copious amounts of illicit narcotics then go on a rampage through Sao Paulo with a kitchen knife, stealing cars, crashing them, and then getting arrested.

And then they die under mysterious circumstances:

“Ryan was sent to the 91st PD, after having toxicology exams done at the central IML at around 2:30 am. He arrived at the police station in Vila Leopoldina at 3 am. According to the officer on call of the 15th Police District police officer Daniella Ranna, where the athlete’s case was registered for having tried to steal a motorcycle, he was sent to the 91st DP because it is a traffic station. From there, he would have been seen to the “most recommendable” location.

According to the Secretariat, at around 7am, when policemen at the station were checking the cells with their detainees, they found the fighter fallen in a corner. They entered and confirmed that he was dead. At around 10 am, coroners were already at the location to do the necessary exams and send the body to the institute.

So let’s speculate on what happened. Here’s the possibilities as we can see em:

Suicide: Yeah, that’s the obvious one everyone is speculating. The dude just did some pretty heavy shit … he was already the black sheep of the Gracie clan so perhaps he offed himself to avoid the wrath of his family. Plus, Christmas season and all that. The only thing worse than Christmas jingles is Christmas samba remixes.

Drug Overdose: Pretty much all the reports say that Ryan was acting crazy, but who knows if this was drugs or just Ryan being Ryan? It wouldn’t surprise me though if the coroner rolls Ryan over and pulls a popped clown balloon full of cocaine out of his ass.

Police Brutality: The police report covers all the general facts regarding Ryan’s arrest and jailing. But mayhaps they forgot to mention 20 minutes of wacky whacking with nightsticks that occured between those two events.

Prisoner Brutality: If you think ‘South American Police’ sound scary, think for a second how scary ‘South American Prisoners’ sound? I personally had a vision of Ryan Gracie alone in a single cell, but most likely he was stuck in a cell with a bunch of other bad motherfuckers. Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is good, but is it enough to keep 10 big guys from stabbing you in the throat with a shiv?

We won’t know for sure what happened to Ryan until the coroner’s report comes out. We might not even know then … if it was police brutality, it wouldn’t surprise me if Ryan accidentally gets cremated or eaten by wild dogs while the coroner is out back smoking a cigarette.

**UPDATE** As per jackal Higgz’s suggestion, we’ve added Prisoner Brutality to the list of ways Ryan might have died.   Good thinking, man!

  • Higgz

    You left out the possibility of someone killing him in the cell.

  • fightlinker

    Very true … added!

  • dignan

    If anyone ever wants to see what Brazilian jails/prisons are like please watch Ross Kemp on Gangs: Brazil. FAWK!

    You’d think someone would know who he is due to his name, and take it easy on him…but corruption is rampant there.

  • Ryan

    Or the vengeful ghosts of Count Maeda and Carlos Gracie, Sr. rising from their graves, taking vengeance on the fucktard ruining the family’s good name.

  • Xavier

    Sakuraba did it.

  • Vess

    Memo to self, do not get arrested in Brazil.

  • jeff aka whaledog

    I interviewed Wallid Ismail this morning from Brazil about Ryan’s death. Wallid was literally Ryan’s enemy for many years, until they reconciled recently. We should have it up on Fight Opinion Radio soon.

    Wallid said that the story is huge in Brazil and it looks like a drug overdose.


  • jeff aka whaledog

    Oh, also, Ryan was the only person in his cell, so you can rule out prisoner brutality.

  • Jeremy (not that Jeremy)

    So, is this guy “Hi-an” like all the other GHacies?

  • RL Dookiefuck

    It sounds pretty obvious that Ryan’s “rampage with a knife” was his attempt at running for his life from something or someone. Hell, he tried to steal two different vehicles to get away from it.

    Then later whoever was chasing him uses their crooked police connections to get him hauled in for the theft, and pay the guards to put him in a cell by himself and look the other way while they finish the job.

    CSI Dookiefuck

  • marco9690

    I’ve been jailed in Mexico, and not for a second did I think arm-barring a larger opponent an option

  • marco9690

    but I did constantly try to avoid the rear-naked-choke…..

  • Chris

    AP is reporting on this. He was being treated with anti-depressants and anti-psychotics, plus his urine tested for cocaine, crack, and pot.

    Well, he also was the “bad boy” of the Gracies.

  • Ason

    Who knows, but that story sounds shady as fuck.

  • dwwdwd

    Grow up . you guys are like a bunch of a kids at a candy store

    “sakaruba did it”… was that supposed to be funnie? go fuck your mothers hiney .

    and for the guy that made the blog and possibilites. go GROW SOME FUCKING BRAIN CELLS

  • wtf

    You people are fucking retarded somebody is dead and you make fun of the shit. I hope the family reads this and snaps your fucking necks. Death to all your loved ones and merry xmas.

  • ryan

    who says it’s funny? because it’s fucking hilarious! what, are we supposed to feel sorry for this asshole? he’s famous and rich in a country that’s totally ass backwards, and he’s out doing drugs and commiting felonies… and dies of a self-induced drug overdose. boo fucking hoo, the world will really miss this guy.

  • dignan

    The Sakuraba comment was facking CLASSIC, so go such a dick bitch.

  • stellar53

    I have to agree with Xavier…..that was my first thought when I saw the story…….Kazushi Sakuraba did it

  • Ason

    motherfuckers, this is a tuff world
    you better learn to laugh

  • M.O.B

    FL, He had a ball of coke stored in his ass, pooped it out and did it all in his cell that night, it was just too much. RIP

  • P W

    This is how I will remember Ryan Gracie: Pride 22, Ryan vs Shungo Oyama (the guy who beat Carlos Newton in the Hero’s Korea show). Intense stairdown. Ryan blows a kiss to Oyama. The crowd is going crazy. Both guys look ready to kill each other. The fight starts. Ryan fakes a punch and immediately shoots in for an incredible double leg takedown, with which he slams Oyama hard against the mat and ends up in side control – to this date the coolest takedown I have ever seen. They scramble for a while and Ryan ends up on his back against the ropes with Oyama in his guard. Oyama stands up to land some hard punches, but Ryan catches the first punch and turns it into a reverse armbar, lightning fucking fast. The ref stops the fight. Ryan kicks Oyama, who now has a dislocated arms, off of him – the bad boy has won. If you haven’t seen the fight:

  • Xavier

    “sakaruba did it”… was that supposed to be funnie?”

    Not at all. Sakuraba is a Gracie killer. I am using my detective skills. Stop interfering in my investigation or I will charge you with investigation interference.

  • jaydog

    P W: That fight is definitely the Ryan Gracie to remember.

  • DaniMMA

    Yeah there can be many theories of course, the fact that he had so much drugs in his system kind of gives that theory a stronger validity. But personally, as well as I know Latin America, I think he WAS probably high or something, got arrested for the car/motorcycle theft, and later got into a fight with the cops who probably beat him to death. Since he was found laying packed up in the corner of the cell. Could easily have been police brutality.

  • kentyman

    That fight is great because it really demonstrates Stephen Quadros’ commentary prowess. I don’t know which of these comments is better:

    “Like a fly getting picked off by flypaper.”


    “I think Gracie is gonna try to submit him.”

  • Cora Gracie

    okay to all you motherfuckers making fun of my uncle i hope someone pulls a knife one you and kills you.. just so you guys can feel the pain he felt.. he wasnt a bad person.. he just wanted his mom or my dad (his brother) or even his son with him. Its not the drugs or the police that killed him.. he was his fucking doctor. So before any of you mother fuckers try to post some shit that you heard on the web, dont. because i pretty sure half the shit you hear is wrong..