The assault case by Ralph Gracie and his student, Lincoln Pereira, on Flávio “Cachorrinho” Almeida that occurred during the IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu World No-Gi championship on December 15 last year, has a new chapter.
Ralph’s brother Renzo Gracie and his lawyers had a meeting with prosecutor Mathew Plunkett of Orange County, Calif., In an attempt to negotiate the terms of Gracie’s surrender. Since April of this this year, there is a warrant out for the arrest of Ralph Gracie with bail estimated at 50 thousand dollars.
Ralph Gracie had been staying put in Brazil avoiding his arrest but went back to the US and pleaded not guilty in court.
A reminder of the facts:
Ralph Gracie and Lincoln Pereira assaulted Flavio Almeida in public at the Nogi worlds.
The assault was widely reported.
As you can see the two appear to be amicable at first but things quickly go south.
Flavio Almeida on the JJT Podcast reveals what he really happened between him & Ralph Gracie and what caused the situation to deteriorate like that. He also talks about what his current relationship with Renzo Gracie is (Renzo is his brother’s instructor and is of course Ralph Gracie’s brother):