Cesar Gracie throws 'sissy face' Caio Terra off the team

source: The Underground Blog

"@jakeshieldsajj @GilbertMelendez @nickdiaz209 @NateDiaz209 @caioterrabjj @graciemag_br Caio Terra is no longer affiliated with our academy," bluntly announced Cesar Gracie, via Twitter.

It turns out Carlos Condit had hired Team Cesar Gracie member Caio Terra to help hone his Jiu-Jitsu skills in preparation for Saturday's title fight with Georges St-Pierre.

Gracie's sense of loyalty is such that he became incensed when somene from his team trains someone who fought someone from his team. Carlos Condit beat Cesar Gracie protege Nick Diaz at UFC 143 in February, and the two may fight again at some point.

"OK we all saw that someone from our team got a camera and a few bucks put in their face and decided to show his true colors and stab his team mates in the back, said Gracie via Facebook.

"No worries, that person is gone for good and I can't be happier. That person would also be wise not to show his sissy little face around here again."

Gracie brought Terra to the US in 2007 teach, after he had established himself in Brazil as a top black belt and trainer. Terra now has his own academy and association in San Jose, so it is not clear what prectical effect the ban will have, beyond a lot of mean mugging when his name is mentioned.

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chim55 site profile image  

12/15/12 7:52 AM by chim55

hmmmm...so does an antiquated notion of loyalty pay the mortgage or put food on the table?

Master Bater site profile image  

11/21/12 5:19 PM by Master Bater

and Caio tells his side of the story..http://www.bjjheroes.com/featured/caio-terra-interview

Hunter V site profile image  

11/20/12 5:40 PM by Hunter V

Never just go by the affiliate page. Crouch could still be under Royce and get rank from him but NOT be part of the official affiliate network. I know of Royce black belts w schools who still get rank from him but are not listed on the affiliate page.

BradGluckman site profile image  

11/20/12 5:39 PM by BradGluckman

I wonder how Caio would feel about Flavio or Samir  if they started to train with Bruno Malfacine while still training with him?

Hunter V site profile image  

11/20/12 5:36 PM by Hunter V

Yep. Esp when you have Fitch, Swick, and at least at the time Kos as well who were in the welterweight division. Add in Thompson at LW and you have Jake then training at times w guys that can fight him, Nick, Nate, and Melendez at any point in time. Double standard to the extreme.

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11/20/12 4:49 PM by blacksamurai

You gotta decent argument, but i never heard of any pro fighter under a annual contract on direct deposit. At my gym the fighters train in classes for free, and pay from the purse 10% maybe you're just referring to butt scooters, and weekend warriors, i think its different for this guy Caio Terra cause he is just a really really good butt scooter since he's training a fighter thats a problem. if he was teaching bjj classes at another school in the area without Ceasar's permission what would you say?

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11/20/12 4:22 PM by evangelico

I think in brazil they have 2 last names, they take both their mom and dad's. when they come to the US, folks usually drop their mom's last name and just use their dad's, following tradition here. but obviously using your mom's last name makes sense if your mom is a gracie and you do jiu jitsu to say that the grandson of carlos gracie is not a "real" gracie because it is on his mom's side rather than his dad's seems week, and i doubt it is taken seriously in brazilespecially since custom is for kids to take both their parent's last names there.

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11/20/12 10:31 AM by krept

Well, if the kids are supposed to take the mother's last name, shouldn't all Helio's sons generally have different names? I.e. Rolls had a different mother than Rickson, than Royler etc. It's also weird to say children take the mother's last name, which was her father's last name... shouldn't she have taken her mother's last name with that tradition? IDK, but at some point there apparently is a break with guys like Cesar, Roger, Kyra? taking the mother's name, but Helio's kids taking his name. As far as Benson, I was under the impression he was belted by Crouch. Up until about a year or so, I thought John and the Lab were indeed under Royce, but since then it looks like it's morphed into "JCBJJ" http://jcbjj.com/affliate-schools/ http://www.mmalab.com/aboutus.html even the reference to "Gracie Jiu Jitsu" I thought is reserved for Rorion's line. Finally, http://www.roycegracie.tv/royce-gracie-jiu-jitsu-network.php looks like it's only Kendall Goo now here in AZ. Strange, more drama? ;)

GunnarWreckedMyAssHAOLE site profile image  

11/20/12 8:34 AM by GunnarWreckedMyAssHAOLE

how the hell does 'loyalty' come into play with these are all business relationshipsCesar employed Terra, Terra left for what he considered a better career opportunityStrip Mall Martial arts nerds talking about 'loyalty' to their 'masters' is absolutely hilarious - um, dont you pay?If these teams/coaches want loyalty they can open free schools and take in random street kids to house/feed/train, Monk - if the dude has you on direct deposit, you owe him no loyalty beyond the professional type if you are under a business contract you signedsuggesting customers or employees of a business owe loyalty to a service provided or employer = ROTFLMAO

Master Bater site profile image  

11/20/12 7:08 AM by Master Bater

has it been mentioned at all in this thread or any other, that Kron is training Nate for his up coming fight with Benson...as we all know Kron is the son of Rickson, who is the brother of Royce.... Benson is a Royce gracie Brown Belt..is it ok for family, but not for non family members to do this??