Rickson-Take me longer to submit Fedor than Brock

by Cory Brady | source: fiveouncesofpain

Rickson Gracie: ‘It would take me longer to submit Fedor than it would [Brock Lesnar]‘

Fifty year old eighth degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Rickson Gracie has seen his fair share of controversy following his last professional fight in May of 2000.

The mythical submission specialist has claimed to possess a fighting record somewhere in the range of 400-0.

Rickson caught quite a bit of backlash following comments made to Tokyo Sports in which he stated that heavyweight king Fedor Emelianenko had “so-so” technical ability.

The native of Brazil recently revealed to The Rio de Janeiro Times that he feels confident that he would come out on top of a match-up between himself and Brock Lesnar or Fedor, regardless of his age or nine year layoff.

However, Rickson does admit that it would likely take him a little bit longer to submit “The Last Emperor”.

“[Brock Lesnar] is impressive as an athlete, but he has holes in his game like anybody else,” said Gracie. “Technically, he is not as good as Fedor.

“It would take me longer to submit Fedor than it would him

“I am not worried about his abilities. Whether he punches at me on the ground or standing, it is only a matter of time. In some ways, it is easier if he tries to punch at me standing. All the simpler to take him down. It ends in an armbar or a strangle regardless”

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sawdusk site profile image  

7/15/09 10:27 AM by sawdusk

I wonder what a rickson vs brock fight would drum up as far as hype outside of this site or hardcore mma fans... can't gage rickson's notoriety to the TUF and general mma fanbase...

SecondBase site profile image  

7/15/09 9:24 AM by SecondBase

Ugh. Not again.

RaGEDMentaL site profile image  

7/15/09 8:58 AM by RaGEDMentaL

Rickson wouldnt defeat brock neither fedor.

nate787 site profile image  

7/15/09 8:38 AM by nate787

LOL @ "the author" - who did nothing but copy and paste the article in question.

MAG site profile image  

7/15/09 8:34 AM by MAG

So Cory Brady, the author, made this up?http://fiveouncesofpain.com/2009/07/14/rickson-gracie-it-would-take-me-longer-to-submit-fedor-than-it-would-brock-lesnar/

nate787 site profile image  

7/15/09 8:22 AM by nate787

Only to dipshits who believe these interviews are real. I swear after every UFC there's a Rickson Gracie "interview" where they claim he says all this shit and you dumbasses keep eating it up.

MAG site profile image  

7/15/09 8:13 AM by MAG

Listen, if he has no intention to fight again then STFU. He's embarrassing himself. The toughest opponents he faced wouldn't win TUF (at least not some seasons).

MrColdCock site profile image  

7/15/09 8:09 AM by MrColdCock

I think a Rickson that was in, or close to his prime would beat Brock.Armchair quarterback here, but Mir letting Brock sit in his halfguard was not a good move. I'm not sure he could have go this guard back if he wanted to, but Mir is not a great positional jui jitsu guy. Rickson is/was the best. He keeps his guard and it's a completely different looking fight.Fedor puts a hurting on any version of Rickson.

turner33u site profile image  

7/15/09 7:43 AM by turner33u

lol at the idiots jumping down Rickson's throat without even knowing if he actually said those words.

jellyman site profile image  

7/15/09 7:41 AM by jellyman

Good point, source is needed