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Say Goodnight, Gracie. It's one and done for the latest Gracie in UFC, as Heavyweight Rolles Gracie has been given his pink slip just 5 days after making his UFC debut. He was TKO'd by Joey Beltran in round 2 at UFC 109. It was Rolles' first loss in 4 career fights.

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Post #1   2/12/10 7:31:38AM   

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Outch!, I guess being a Gracie doesn't always help...

Post #2   2/12/10 7:36:14AM   

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According to the article, the move could be considered a mild surprise as sources told Weekly Gracie would stay with UFC. Granted, those were sources close to Gracie, but still, normally losers get at least one more shot. Apparently Renzo's words carry a lot of weight.

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Are you kidding me? The guys looked good in all his other MMA fights and he was doing well early on. He clearly gassed (whether from the nerves or being out of condition or both) and that's when he lost control of the fight.

They should have given him another shot.

The problem with cutting him is, his last name is Gracie. He's not going to have a few local fights and try to make it back to the big show. He's going to get picked up by strikeforce or belator or someone.

Post #4   2/12/10 9:43:47AM   

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Posted by bjj1605

Are you kidding me? The guys looked good in all his other MMA fights and he was doing well early on. He clearly gassed (whether from the nerves or being out of condition or both) and that's when he lost control of the fight.

They should have given him another shot.

The problem with cutting him is, his last name is Gracie. He's not going to have a few local fights and try to make it back to the big show. He's going to get picked up by strikeforce or belator or someone.

I think he'll go the route of many other Gracies who lose MMA fights. He'll just quit and never fight again.

Post #5   2/12/10 10:30:07AM   

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Posted by bjj1605

Are you kidding me? The guys looked good in all his other MMA fights and he was doing well early on. He clearly gassed (whether from the nerves or being out of condition or both) and that's when he lost control of the fight.

They should have given him another shot.

The problem with cutting him is, his last name is Gracie. He's not going to have a few local fights and try to make it back to the big show. He's going to get picked up by strikeforce or belator or someone.



I hope he does better for whatever org. picks him up. I believe that was the worst I ever seen any one do. It's like he just rolled over and died.

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Idk if another UFC fight would have hurt him or helped him unless they threw him in there against a can.

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Saw that coming.

His fight was straight up awful and he has no chance against anyone if his striking isn't even Gladiator Challenge level.

He's a nice guy, but he's got to get more ring time before he tries UFC again.

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He had nothing coming into the second round. That was real bad. Maybe they told him to get his cardio together and come back, who knows.

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well that didnt last long.

although im not suprised.i think he'll be back if he can rack up wins in some other smaller orgs.but at the same time hes sealing his own fate with the UFC if he continues to lose outside of it

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"gracie just had too many Rolles in his game."

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gotta be a salp in the face to the gracie family
man he looked bad fighting, i hope he improves the cardio maybe come back in 2011

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Posted by Twenty20Dollars

Idk if another UFC fight would have hurt him or helped him unless they threw him in there against a can.


I thought that Beltran was the can!!!

Post #13   2/13/10 12:09:06AM