MMA fighter Renzo Gracie is a Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt and a two-time ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship gold medalist. Are you scared yet? I know many of my readers are going, “who the hell is he?” Well, he comes from a long line of Gracie fighters. His family practically invented Jiu-Jitsu and made the UFC what it is today. His family created the Jiu-Jitsu that I am taking currently as well so he essentially is not the guy you want to mug on a Thursday night in New York City. Unfortunately that’s what happened, allegedly, and Renzo added insult to the injuries by tweeting the entire thing on his Twitter account.


Although we are not supposed to believe everything we read on the internet, the tweets are quite thorough but don’t provide a lot of context, so depending on your point of view, one of two things happened:

1. Renzo foiled an attempted mugging by incapacitating one of the muggers, humiliated him and got a picture on his phone before chasing down the second guy, putting the fear of God in him and heading home unharmed. This version makes Renzo look like real life’s Batman, dishing out justice to street thugs with extreme prejudice. At some point you expect him to shoot a grappling gun at the sky and zip away.



2. Two guys on the street asked Renzo for a cigarette. He responded by beating the shit out of them for no reason. He even drove his car around the block to find the guy who’d run away, choked him out three times, punched him in the eyes while he was unconscious and blogged the entire thing on his Twitter like a proud, psychopathic creep. It’s almost like that scene in American Psycho where Patrick Bateman pretends like he’s going to help a hobo before berating and stabbing him to death.


Ultimately the lesson learned here is that there is always someone out there stronger, faster, quicker, smarter, and obviously in this situation more bad-ass than you…next time you think about mugging someone, you may want to remember my new definition of MEAN MUGGING.


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