Kyra Gracie preparing for MMA, wants to be female Rickson


In the absolute division final of the 2009 Jiu-Jitsu World Championship, Kyra Gracie faced an adversary nearly twice her size, Lana Stefanac. The match ended with her caught in her opponent’s kimura, but the Gracie black belt doesn’t hesitate to affirm that she would not give up: “Helio didn’t tap to Kimura, uncle Renzo didn’t tap to Sakuraba, I wouldn’t tap either.”

On Brazilian television show Sensei Sportv this Friday, Kyra shows how her MMA preparations have been going training standup with Claudio Coelho, and takedowns with Leo Leite. “I’ve already received offers to test myself in MMA, but I can’t yet reveal in which event it will be,” says the three-time Jiu-Jitsu world champion. But fighting in the gi is still the primary focus in Kyra’s career. “I want to be to women’s Jiu-Jitsu what Rickson is to men’s Jiu-Jitsu,” she says in finishing.

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AngleOfTheDangle site profile image  

2/9/10 11:41 AM by AngleOfTheDangle

After seeing hopw popular Gina was after about 5 fights, its a simple decision by Kyra. After 4 wins, Kyra will be the most popular womens mma fighter because of he past bjj record, her looks and her family name.And.... after that embarassing, disgusting, awful, amatuer showing by Rolles, either Renzo or Kyra better kcik some serious ass.... and quick!!!

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2/9/10 11:25 AM by Fenix

I know you guys don't want to hear it but Kyra would get destroyed by any striker with decent ground defense skills. I respect her BJJ, but MMA is a different ball game when you're locked in a cage getting punched in the face. Toughness is something one can't teach, and it's something the newer generation of Gracie's lack. I don't see Kyra taking a punch well. She's probably thinking twice about this since Rolles lost =.

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1/24/10 7:46 PM by Reenz

i dunno... i wouldn't want to see her get hit. i'd rather see her teach BJJ and produce some kick ass BJJ stars

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1/24/10 6:43 PM by Alabama Man

good luck to kyra. my god she's hot.

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1/24/10 6:41 PM by thefightingsheep

 she has all he qualities to be a star...well, assuming she can take a punch

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