Roger Gracie May Sign With Black House MMA and Drop to Middleweight


Roger Gracie is close to partnering up with the home of UFC greats Anderson Silva and the Nogueira Brothers, Black House MMA.

Roger Gracie is one of the most decorated mixed martial artists when it comes to a background in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Gracie is a ten time IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu champion and has not been submitted in a tournament in over nine years. He made a swift transition to mixed martial arts in 2006 when he made Ron Waterman submit to an armbar in just one round. He went 4-0 before getting knocked out by King Mo Lawal.

It is now rumored that Roger Gracie is close to signing with Black House MMA, home of fighters like Anderson Silva, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, Diego Nunes and Lyoto Machida, just to name a few. In a recent interview with Tatame, Black House co-founder Jorge Guimaraes explains how all of this came about.

“His father is my friend from Rolls Gracie time, he’s someone I really like and I really care for Roger. I guess Roger is an example, not only as a fighter, but as a person. I’ll do everything I can do for him, it’ll be a challenge for me.” Guimaraes continued, “He has all the tools to build up a great MMA career, he just need some work, focused. I’m sure he’ll be a tough one to fight in MMA.”

Guimaraes also went shared that Roger Gracie is thinking about switching from light heavyweight to middleweight. “He’s considering dropping, but it’s not set in stone yet.”

Jon Kirschner is a young writer from New Jersey who watches mixed martial arts and kickboxing from around the world. Kirschner has been following MMA since 1998 and has been writing about it for 5 years. His work has appeared on Fox Sports and in SCRAPP! Fight Magazine.