Roger Gracie Interview
The name Roger Gracie conjures up images of great matches, dramatic finals and especially submission wins. Roger has been competing and winning in JJ for many years; with an unprecedented record of 8 consecutive finals in the Black Belt Worlds Absolute (with 3 wins). Roger has numerous submission wins in both JJ and submission grappling including a stellar performance in 2005 ADCC in LA, where he submitted all 8 opponents on the way to winning the weight and absolute titles.
Over that period Roger has arguably been the best in the World in BJJ and ADCC. Now Roger is re-igniting his MMA career at full speed in Strikeforce. Check out what the 3 times World Absolute BJJ Champion and ADCC Absolute Champion had to say:
KP- In 2010 you conquered what no one else had done before, winning the 3rd World BJJ Absolute title. What did that represent to you?
RG: To be honest it didn't represent much, of course I am very happy to have conquered those titles but what really makes me happy is to enter the arena and face the best fighters in the world. And to realize that something that I've dedicated my entire life to is showing results. The titles are a consequence of that and are on a secondary plane. You have to look forward and leave past achievements in the past. Maybe when I retire I can look back and see what I've accomplished but until then there is a lot more ground to cover (laughs) (read more)
Now go train Jiu-Jitsu,