Surrounded by much anticipation, the debut of Roger Gracie was less than expected. The black belt Jiu-Jitsu not only lost to Tim Kennedy, UFC 162, as he was unrecognizable in the Octagon. Dominated by the opponent, the Brazilian lost points, however, barely sketched reaction in the second and third round, although presented well in the initial stage.
Despite the numerous comments that the process of weight loss has affected his performance, Roger, in an interview with tatami, did not know precisely what happened. The fighter, who is considering moving up in class, said he was frustrated with his performance more than the result of the clash.
"It's one thing to lose when I give it my all, there is nothing to do. Another is losing because he had no gas, had no energy to respond in the fight. "