Roger Gracie close to signing with Blackhouse, may drop to 185

by Guilherme Cruz | source:

Roger Gracie, one of the greatest BJJ champions of all time, is close to signing with Blackhouse, and may drop to 185.

“It’s not sure yet, we’re working on the little details”, explains Blackhouse co-founder Jorge Guimaraes, who is a decades-long friend with Roger’s father, the red belt Mauricio Gomes. “His father is my friend from Rolls Gracie time, he’s someone I really like and I really care for Roger. I guess Roger is an example, not only as a fighter, but as a person. I’ll do everything I can do for him, it’ll be a challenge for me."

“He has all the tools to build up a great MMA career, he just need some work, focused. I’m sure he’ll be a tough one to fight in MMA."

Guimaraes also revealed the possibility of Roger dropping to middleweight. “He’s considering dropping, but it’s not set in stone yet."

Roger is 4-1 as a light heavyweight, with his sole defeat to former Strikeforce champion King Mo Lawal, in September of 2011. In Jorge’s opinion, accepting this bout was an error. “His fight with King Mo did not come on the right moment," Said Guimares. "If I was his manager back then, I would not have let him fight King Mo, but it’s past now, so let’s move on."

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AokiPants site profile image  

2/8/12 9:22 PM by AokiPants

Doesn't mean they don't regularly train together

jkennedy site profile image  

2/8/12 9:04 PM by jkennedy

Jacare is Blackhouse too.Again, does anyone actually watch fights anymore?

DanHendersonsAsymetricSmile site profile image  

2/8/12 7:27 PM by DanHendersonsAsymetricSmile

Blackhouse is a bunch of guys with the same management not a "team".

nogidavid site profile image  

2/8/12 7:15 PM by nogidavid

roger was KO'd by a headbutt

nogblublt site profile image  

2/8/12 6:45 PM by nogblublt

Roger vs Jacare at 185

Neil McCauley site profile image  

2/8/12 6:17 PM by Neil McCauley

i stand corrected.

Authority Figure site profile image  

2/8/12 4:50 PM by Authority Figure

Check.and Checkmate./thread

The Academy site profile image  

2/8/12 1:49 PM by The Academy

Learning how to take a punch isn't the same as being able to take a punch.

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2/8/12 9:20 AM by Gokudamus stole my name

"trevor prangley was a national champion wrestler in south africa then came to the states and was a two time division 1 all american."Prangley is tough dude but South Africa is not a wrestling country and he was an all-american in NJCAA not D1 NCAA

mata_leao site profile image  

2/8/12 4:00 AM by mata_leao

Good news, always fun to watch Roger but I've alway felt he needed to join an elite MMA camp and get serious. Not sure about the drop though, I'd prefer to see him continue at 205.