terça-feira, 25 de junho de 2013
Roger Gracie on Weidman: 'You can submit anyone, including me'
(roger struggling with kevin randleman, lion kills more engaged I've ever seen)
Roger Gracie will make his UFC debut at UFC 162, on July 6. The struggle of the ten times world champion Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt is one that has been generating more expected at the event, but he knows that all eyes will be focused even for the last night. Anderson Silva will face Chris Weidman at middleweight belt in the headliner. Specialist grappling, Roger believes that is exactly the grappling that Spider are most at risk. For Gracie, the submissions of Weidman may surprise many.
- I think Weidman is very, very dangerous. His grappling is a very high level. He can finish any other top-level grappler. I think it's really good. He can compel anyone to give three taps, including me. It's just a matter of him being able to place Anderson in these situations or not. I still put my money on Anderson, but I think Chris Weidman is dangerous and may surprise you - Roger analyzed in an interview with American "ESPN".
Gracie himself will have a challenge if your fight goes to the ground at UFC 162. His opponent, Tim Kennedy, is in MMA since 2001 and was never completed - his record is 15-4.
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In August 2010, Kennedy faced another world champion jiu-jitsu, Ronaldo Jacare in a dispute Strikeforce belt. It was a fight of five rounds in which the U.S. was not afraid to go to the ground with the Brazilian. Alligator won, but it was not easy.
- It's hard to say (if Kennedy will get the fight to the ground). I saw the duel against Jacare, who, in my opinion, is much better grappler than he, but Kennedy took Jacare down twice. This showed that he really was not afraid to deal with Alligator. If he tries to fight me to the ground, but I'll be very surprised. I will not be surprised if he tries to take me down, but I do not think he'll try to fight me on the floor - said Roger, believing that American will only try to bring him down to stop the fight.