Kron Gracie Preparing For MMA Debut: ‘Fedor & My Dad Are My All Time Favorite MMA Fighters.’

Kron Gracie Preparing For MMA Debut: ‘Fedor & My Dad Are My All Time Favorite MMA Fighters.’



2013 ADCC champion Kron Gracie’s MMA debut should be happening in the middle of the year in Japan, as he announced a few months ago. In Jiu-Jitsu , Kron has nothing more to prove, however, in MMA, he needs to show other other aspects and train other disciplines, such as boxing and Muay Thai.

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. “

Kron trains with the Diaz brothers

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. “

Being the son of Rickson Gracie, the fighter holds his father as an inspiration, although he admires other sports legends such as Fedor Emelianenko:

“I don’t try to copy anybody’s style, I believe in my game, but there a lot of people that I admire as athletes and fighters. One of them is Jose Aldo , who is amazing at what he does. Fedor is my favorite – with my father – fighter ever. Chris Weidman is a guy who I knew would be hard to fight for Anderson … He is a calm and brave. Cain Velasquez is one that I like because he’s a warrior. One must admire these guys who are going in the cage to die. I like all the members of my team as well, “

Concluded the 2013 ADCC champion who trains at Cesar Gracie academy.