Renzo Gracie has written the book on Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Two of them, in fact. You could say it runs in his family - he's a member of Brazil's famous fighting Gracie Family, his dad is a ninth-degree jiu-jitsu black belt and his four brothers and sisters are also black belts in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Even his niece is in on the action. Gracie fought MMA for a while, did some UFC fighting as well. He's a tough guy, genetically conditioned to beat the shit out of people.
Which is why he's such a terrible mugging target. But late last night a couple of guys in Manhattan decided they were going to go after the fighter, probably thinking him a drunk wandering alone. Gracie proceeded to live tweet the whole thing. And what's more, he took pictures:
22nd street and 10th ave right now two guys following me, can’t help but have a big smile upon my face Im talking about a happy one )))
Waiting for them… Are they really thinking I’m drunk??? They have to be kidding. Hahahaha
25th and 10ave they are getting closer lol
I just stop to take a pic, they pretend they are looking at the window, can’t lie… My blood runs in a different speed, man I miss Brazil
JiuJitsu )) never leave home without it
Please hold there for just a couple minutes be right back
They are coming closer, asking for a cigaret lol can’t help but have a smile in my face. I don’t smoke. Pretend to wobble. They smile
Back as he runs, no chance to catch him… Even though I began to try to run after him, I realize How slow I was. F***k it //
This one asks me why did I do that, pretending to be stupid, one little kick to the ribs makes him whine and apologize, as I’m writing this.
I ask him if he was planing to rob me, he says no. All he wanted was a cigarette, lol I can’t help but have a big smile upon my face, and ..
The certainty that if it was an ordinary man he would be sad about his stolen goods. F*****g c**t cries like a bitch when the tide turns…
I can’t help but take a pic as his nose bleeds and he wines and asks why did I do that… Like he doesn’t know the reason…
My f*****g hands hurt, hurt like hell…
Drove around two blocks… The other fellow disappear, I’m heading home… Angry for not finding the second one. Guess no sleeping tonight
I knew it yessss
There is basic things like you don’t come back to where the problem was.. You just don’t, I knew he would, just going around the block would
Be enough… Dumb f%#^ I just gave him the old style Raccoon, it has been a while since the last time I did.. Choke him out 3 times…
And before he woke up I did hit each eye socket at least twice, tomorrow he will wake up like a raccoon, and every time he woke up I was…
Whispering at his ears.. That’s what death feels like it.. Don’t do that again. My f*****g hand hurts, a lot
Next time I will use only the elbows, damn I miss that feeling, sometimes I wonder if the easy life has been making me
Soft.. All those years in Brazil, without knowing if I would make it home had to count for something, I can’t lie I could have jump in a cab
But I could not help, I could spot them from a mile away, walking was my option, thank you mayor Giuliani, nobody carries a gun in our…
Beautiful state, my lucky day, their bad day… My hand hurts and @FrankieEdgar is here at 9:30am for some training, shoot damn little guy
Could not take a second pic guys sorry, believe I try, as I reach for my iPhone he almost took off fast mofo
Having lived in New York City and had experiences like that, I don't doubt at all those guys were going to mug Gracie. The 'do you have a cigarette' line is one of the classic opening mugger gambits, or at least cowardly mugger gambits. They wait for you to go into your pockets and sucker punch you (the less cowardly muggers do that thing you sometimes see in movies 'Yo, that's a nice [watch/coat/shoes], lemme have it'). That said, I wouldn't be shocked if some shyster lawyer found these guys and sued.
Thanks to @Chumbler for the link.