Gracie Family may have been one part of a reason why Ben Askren made such scathing comments yesterday. The Gracies have never been too shy to toot their own horn – and with Kron it’s no different:
Roger Gracie, Strikeforce and UFC veteran, former ONE Championship titleholder: “I think Kron had an excellent fight, a spectacular debut. He’s super talented and has everything to do great in the promotion. I think he has a brilliant career ahead of him.”
Rorion Gracie, UFC founder: “Kron’s victory impresses me, but doesn’t surprise me. His pedigree is the best possible. Just like he did in competitive jiu-jitsu, I believe that the more he listens to his dad’s advice the better will be his chances of success in MMA.”
Neiman Gracie, undefeated Bellator welterweight: “It was a great debut, a perfect fight that ended like his father’s. Couldn’t be better. I see a bright future ahead and root that he brings the belt in a near future, but no hurry.”
Robson Gracie Jr., 1-0 Bellator welterweight: “His debut was incredible, couldn’t be better. I’m very happy to see another member of the family, of Brazil, and especially of jiu-jitsu, in the main MMA promotion in the world. Having a Gracie back in the UFC motivates a lot. I believe he has a bright future because he will get more confident after each fight, and I do believe he can fight for the title in the future.”
Gregor Gracie, former ONE Championship and WSOF fighter: “He had a great performance. Fought calm, didn’t rush for the takedown, waited for the right moment. When (Caceres) made a mistake, he was able to take him down and enter his world. He fought great. He’s a dedicated kid and will definitely have a bright career. I don’t know the exact numbers, but I think he’s the least experienced guy in this division in the UFC. (He) has to be smart, don’t rush things. If he goes slowly, I think he will definitely go far.”
Rolles Gracie, UFC veteran: “Kron’s fight was beautiful. He was calm and confident in his jiu-jitsu. His debut couldn’t be better.”
Clark Gracie, IBJJF Pans champion: “Gracie jiu-jitsu, simple and efficient. I’m very happy to have a great athlete representing out family in the UFC.”
Ralek Gracie, MMA veteran and Metamoris founder : “It wasn’t a surprise. He’s a champion already. He’s a good representative for the family because he has a unique style and has a perfect rhythm to become champion.”
MMAfighting was kind enough to collect these quotes first.
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