It would appear as if Renzo Gracie still likes to engage in a little extra-curricular activities while he is out and about.
According to multiple reports, Renzo Gracie, his cousin, Igor Gracie, and others beat up a bouncer at 1-Oak nightclub in New York City Sunday night. A first-hand video can be viewed below, and Sherdog has details of went down.
“According to the witness, Gracie arrived at the club in a group of approximately seven men and immediately went to the front of the line. Gracie then became involved in a confrontation with what the witness described as the doorman. Things escalated from there, as Gracie’s group allegedly squared off with a group of 1-Oak bouncers. According to the witness, Gracie at one point had the doorman in full mount, while another one of his group hit a different bouncer with a construction cone. The fracas spilled into the street, with more punches being thrown. Eventually the police arrived and arrested everyone in Gracie’s party, while an ambulance came for the bouncer who had been mounted by Gracie, according to the witness. It was unclear as to why Gracie and his group were originally upset.”
Renzo Gracie was arrested following the incident, which took place a mile away from his academy. The 47-year-old had his three-fight win streak snapped in 2010 when he lost to Matt Hughes at UFC 112.
Gracie has trained with the likes of UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman and former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar, along with Roy Nelson, Matt Serra and Georges St-Pierre.
Igor Gracie, 34 years old, competed at World Series of Fighting 3 last year, losing to Richard Patishnock. He is 5-4 in his MMA career.