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3/15/12 2:35 PM
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http://mobile.mmafighting.com/strikeforce/2012/3/15/2874335/rogers-gracie-drops-to-middleweight-signs-with-team-black-house Phone Post
3/15/12 2:36 PM
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"Mar 15, 2012 - The next time Roger Gracie fights, it will be in a new weight class, with new management by his side.

According to manager Ed Soares, Gracie has signed with Team Black House and has decided to move down to 185 pounds. Soares did not know when the Strikeforce fighter would make his middleweight debut.

Gracie joins the likes of Anderson Silva, Lyoto Machida and the Nogueira brothers in Team Black House, which is run by Soares and Jorge Guimaraes.

Tatame.com first reported the possibility of Gracie moving to 185 and signing with Black House last month.

The six-foot-four inch Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist hasn't been seen since losing his first pro MMA bout to Muhammed Lawal via knockout in September. The loss dropped Gracie's record to 4-1. Prior to the loss, Gracie defeated Kevin Randleman and Trevor Prangley in Strikeforce.

Should his move to 185 pounds prove to be a successful one, Gracie could help breathe new life into an otherwise shallow Strikeforce middleweight division." Phone Post
3/15/12 2:38 PM
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Man Roger is gonna be SKINNY at 185......
3/15/12 2:41 PM
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I'd love to see Roger vs. Jacare Phone Post
3/15/12 2:41 PM
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Great news for both parties.


3/16/12 9:02 AM
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 interesting move..
3/16/12 9:06 AM
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6'4" at 185? Cool! I like Roger, and it sucked to see him knocked out so brutally by King Mo. He needs to take steps to avoid being one dimensional.
3/16/12 9:14 AM
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Damn, he is a big dude to make 185. It isnt like we was fat.
3/16/12 9:25 AM
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Motivated Penn - 6'4" at 185? Cool! I like Roger, and it sucked to see him knocked out so brutally by King Mo. He needs to take steps to avoid being one dimensional.

 he needs to take defensive steps for sure, but I do not want to see him drop his roots for boxing see:  Maia
3/16/12 10:17 AM
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^^^ what middleweights do they have beside Hoger and Anderson? Phone Post
3/16/12 10:20 AM
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blackhouse is just a management team, its not a gym. though some of the guys on the team do train together.
3/16/12 12:33 PM
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Gnarls Gnarlington - @random_muppett, I was referencing the main page article of Anderson from yesterday about not wanting to fight training partners. Hoger would just be another one if he was brought to the UFC.

To answer your question about what other MW train there, Jacare, Thale Leites, Mario Miranda, etc. are just a few.

My point being was, there are only a handful of popular camps/gyms and most top athletes cross train with other camps/gyms as well. The whole "i wont fight a training partner" or "friend" attitude is soon going to be too prevalent and something will need to be done about it.
I genuinely didn't know what other mws they had. For what it's worth I agree with your point. Phone Post
3/16/12 12:37 PM
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3/16/12 1:14 PM
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he looks much bigger than machida in that pic, i wonder if he can really cut to 185 and be effective. Machida should cut to 170.
3/16/12 1:34 PM
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Did he just drop from HW to MW??......I may be wrong but didn't he fight Randleman and Mo at HW??
3/16/12 1:41 PM
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Hate420 - Did he just drop from HW to MW??......I may be wrong but didn't he fight Randleman and Mo at HW??
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