Kron Gracie last year after winnning ADCC, had expressed his desire to leave the competitive Jiu-Jitsu to “venture” in MMA . And little by little, his dream is becoming a reality. He is negotiating to make his debut in mixed martial arts in August in Japan, the country where his father, Rickson, collected epic victories.
Kron talked to Brazil’s tatame magazine. He declined to reveal the name of the organization with which he is negotiating his debut.
“Everything is on track. God willing, it will happen. Japan is willing to offer more possibilities and is a more beautiful place to fight. In the United States, the MMA scene is against Jiu-Jitsu. They don’t leave you much time to fight on the ground, the crowd begins to boo …
At the moment, I want to gain experience, and Japan would be the best option for my start in the sport. I’m not ruling out fighting elsewhere too. I am open to offers. “
In the hiatus between January and August, Kron will take the time to improve his striking.
“I’m not thinking too much about fighting Jiu-Jitsu. I’ll devote more time to MMA. My mind is focused on that. I want to prepare well. “
Based in California, Kron, whose MMA training is led by Cesar Gracie, is thrilled to represent the family and to reaffirm the supremacy of Jiu-Jitsu in MMA:
“MMA is a lot harder than Boxing, more complex sport. Of course you can get hurt more seriously if cut, take a knockout … But the pain itself is not much bigger. It’s something you get used to. You will learn how to fight. I’m loving training MMA and being in this fight vibe. I’m very motivated to fight and to face the guys who do not believe that Jiu-Jitsu can win in MMA. I’m here to show that Jiu-Jitsu is still the best martial art. “