Ralek Gracie is not preparing to tap out against Kazushi Sakuraba at Dream 14


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    Endo

    May 26, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    Ralek Gracie says, “Women, know your limits.”

    Anyone who the reference is lost on needs to see this classic bit of comedy.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LS37SNYjg8w

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    Krogan

    May 26, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    This is why Gracie is such a cool family.

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    UrHype

    May 26, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    lmao, Ive never seen that before. Thnx

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    UrHype

    May 26, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    Looks Gracie worthy on the ground, but he has zero striking though. Thats not good. Just like Bas said, someone will time & counter that front kick and its game over.

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    Madnessstill

    May 26, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    How many Gracies have to lose to this guy before they start incorporating striking into their game. EVOLVE man, BJJ is great but it’s not nearly as effective when their are so many rules in place, you need SOMETHING to compensate.

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    terra2805

    May 26, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    @Madnessstill, you are completely right but i think the Gracies seem to think if a jiu jitsu guy gets in the cage against a striker and the jiu jitsu guys striking sucks but so does the strikers jiu jitsu, the odds would be slightly more in the jiu jitsu’s guys favour really, not always of course but in a lot of cases, the guys who can do BOTH really well seem to dominate, just a thought……

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    terra2805

    May 26, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    p.s. and firmly against the odds i’ve picked Ralek to win this one by submission…………

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    joelsephw420

    May 26, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    I like the Gracie family but Sakuraba is no easy fight, I just hope he has been workin on his jiu jitsu defense cuz hes gonna need it

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    Madnessstill

    May 26, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    I just notice that ever since they started actually enforcing rules for these fights, the gracies aren’t even a fraction as dominant. When there was headbutting and hairpulling and ankle kicks to the spine, gracies couldn’t be touched.

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    Endo

    May 26, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    No worries. : )

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    UrHype

    May 26, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    Its more to do with how quick they will stand you up now.

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    Madnessstill

    May 26, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    Ie: the rules. The gracies can’t wait for the guy to frustrat himself from slow building damage and make a mistake…there’s no pressure. If the defender can keep the gracie in a neutral position then there’s a standup, and because there are a ton of illegal strikes, they probably haven’t sustained much damage.

    It’s like they said “today it’s no longer who’s the best fighter, it’s who can take advantage of the rules most consistantly” But to be as dominant as they once were, they HAVE to adapt and evolve, or Sakuraba and people like him are going to mount embarrassing winstreaks against them.

    I’m predicting sakuraba wins.

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    Ninja

    May 27, 2010 at 2:29 am

    Grace Hunter is going to strike again

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    HunterB

    May 27, 2010 at 10:24 am

    i voted cool for this article but i really dont think he can beat sak either or sak will be 5-1 or 4-2 against the gracies

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    HunterB

    May 27, 2010 at 10:26 am

    if i was going to meet 5 figures in history, i would choose buddha, jesus, ghandi, mother terresa, and sakuraba

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