Lots has been made from the way Conor McGregor has altered the game of mixed martial arts in the last several decades, but minus the Gracie Family there likely wouldn’t even be a game to change and he knows it.
The Gracie Family was a portion of this initiation of the UFC straight in 1993. At that moment, fighters stepping in the Octagon were only trying to see who’s martial art style was the better, better style for fighting. It has grown into the game today, we watch; which’s game McGregor has become the star.
Kron Gracie is now 4-0 and will start making his Octagon debut at UFC Fight Night on ESPN inch in Phoenix. He is the son of one of the fighters in the Gracie Family, Rickson, a legend of the game if there ever was one.
“Really excited to visit Kron Gracie compete (Sunday) from the UFC. Spouse of Diaz, son of Rickson.
Very excited to visit Kron Gracie compete in the UFC.
Son of Rickson, spouse of Diaz.
So much lineage.
Very proud and exciting moment here to the esteemed Gracie family. Keep in mind that without this particular family, not one of us might have a project we adored.
Good luck and Respect.
Francis Ngannou and Cain Velasquez headline that the card with the initial bout scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. ET / 2:30 p.m. PT.