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Thursday, September 14, 2006

Cesar Gracie has an axe to grind

The Gracies have always had a reputation for thinking they're the best. So when Cesar Gracie got knocked out by Frank Shamrock in 20 seconds at the last Strikeforce show, I spent a good minute or two giggling like a little girl. I imagine when you're a Gracie and you lose, you come back to Brazil and the whole family is there lined up at the airport looking plenty pissed. The Gracies might even trump the Japanese for being peckish about their honor. Cesar shamed himself. He shamed the Gracie family, and he shamed Gracie Jiu-Jitsu!

So imagine my surprise when I see Cesar has somehow gotten off Helio Gracie bedpan duty and is now booking for the World Fighter Championships. As a side note, what the fuck? Is there some rule I don't know about where every promotion company has to have the word World, Fighter, or Championships? Do these guys get bonus points for using more than one of those words? Do they think that maybe people will confuse it for the UFC like a cheap knockoff pair of Oakleys? Lets hope Cesar's bookings are more original than WFC's name.

The first event will be happening sometime early 2007, with Cesar's nemesis Frank Shamrock signed to fight an unannounced opponent. Who wants to bet a cookie that Cesar puts himself or another Gracie up against him? Personally I don't think it's a good idea ... Frank Shamrock is a double-jointed wrecking ball with serious anger management issues. If I was Cesar, I'd put Frank in a cage with the Rancor from Star Wars or something. It's the only way to be sure!

Read the Lockflow article taken from

Sherdog has also confirmed the deal with Frank Shamrock here


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