Kyra boxing to prepare for 2011 MMA debut

by Erik Engelhart | source:

Last week, went to the Nobre Arte gym in Rio's Morro do Cantagalo slum, with three time BJJ world champion Kyra Gracie, who traded her kimono for boxing gloves.

The black belt hsa been training for three months at Nobre Arte. “I started to train boxing because I want to fight MMA and no one s better than Claudio Coelho to be my master. My focus is still the Jiu-Jitsu, and my biggest goal this year is the Worlds, but my goal is to keep training more boxing so next year I can debut on MMA”, said Gracie.

“She really surprised me, she has a good physical prepare, she’s good on boxing and she’s a southpaw. I’m pushing the work because I want to make her good on her game without being hit with punches", Claudio said.

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JustPeed site profile image  

3/18/10 12:23 AM by JustPeed

I would not pass guard.

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3/18/10 12:02 AM by Jerry Spiegel

she is so rediculious

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3/17/10 10:29 PM by dhughes

There need to be more pics of her ass, imo.

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3/17/10 10:23 PM by theaxemurderer

each day brings more reasons to love this woman

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3/17/10 10:03 PM by ScratchJ

She would destroy Cruz :D

jiujitsumma site profile image  

3/17/10 2:34 PM by jiujitsumma

She'll be great ... top five I'm sure, but I just can't see her having the tools to dethrone Cruz.

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3/17/10 2:17 PM by joshclaudevanlydell

i wish her all the best...but i will be spearheading the UG/OG assault upon the first opponent who hurts her beautiful long as i don't have to fight cyborg.

GC111 site profile image  

3/17/10 2:04 PM by GC111

isn't boxing different than mma striking? then again, the gracies aren't so renowed in striking anyway

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3/17/10 1:41 PM by Fenix