Kron Gracie Opens Up About Upcoming Return After Four-Year Hiatus

Kron Gracie – the son of Rickson Gracie – has been booked for his octagon return!

He has been sidelined from competition for the 4 years, having last fought in 2019.
And on May 6, at UFC 288, he’ll face Charles Jourdain.

Nolan King, MMA Junkie reporter, was the first to report on the Gracie’s comeback:

In a recent interview with Trocação Franca , Gracie revealed what had lead him to take such a long break from the sport. During the COVID-19 pandemic Gracie shut down his LA academy and moved from California to Montana, opened a new gym and learned to “live in the mountains” alongside his Cane Corso dog:

“It’s not something I chose, to have a break without fighting, but life happens. When you’re fighting and competing since you were 9, that’s something I had to do to get to this point. This time I had to learn to live in the mountains. And I have a dog now. It took a while for me to learn to live in the mountains, the cold weather. It’s very different and it takes time. The gym had to get going and people around me needed to be in a position to help me. I did what I had to do and now I’m ready to fight.”

Gracie revealed why he feels it’s  it’s useless for him to do lots of interviews with the media:

“I don’t have much to say. Since I was a kid, everybody wants to know about my life. Every competition I’m in people are interested in what I’m doing so I feel I’ve done a lot for the sport already, talking about what I’m doing, talking about what I’m thinking. Time comes where I don’t have anything new to say, you know? My life has always been like that, competing in training.

Kron Gracie sports a 5-1 professional MMA record and has last fought at UFC Fight Night Tampa, against Cub Swanson, back in October 2019.
It was then that he suffered the first loss in his professional MMA career, via unanimous decision.

Kron has earned a number of medals. His first one was back in 1998, when he was just 10 years old and when he won the first place in the yellow belt division at the American International Championship.

Since then, he conquered many important bouts, such as the one for the ADCC title in 2013.
Kron ventured into MMA in 2014, with his first fights being under the Japanese “Rizin Fighting Federation”, before signing with the Ultimate Fighting Championship.


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