Kyra Gracie has won gold at the ADCC three times, claimed the jiu jitsu world championship on five occasions, and is regarded as one of the world’s top grapplers. Therefore, does she ever intend to enter the cage and become a fully fledged MMA fighter? Perhaps.
Gracie, who recently launched a program on Fight Pass, told The MMA Hour that she has not ruled out moving to MMA, however at the moment she has other commitments. Gracie said that she has always been a big MMA fan, and may wish to try it at some point. Nonetheless, currently, she is extremely busy with her new show and being a mother.
Kyrie Gracie’s Interview with mmafighting: “It’s always hard for me, especially because I’ve been competing my whole life in jiu-jitsu, and I’m a big fan of MMA. But it’s hard for me to say ‘oh, I’m never doing MMA’. It’s always something I wanna try. But my life is kind of busy now, I have the show, my baby, a lot of things going on. I can’t say I’ll never fight.”
In the event that Gracie did make the transition, it is obvious that everyone would call for her to face UFC champion Ronda Rousey. Interestingly, Gracie had nothing but positive comments to make about the UFC’s poster girl. Gracie complimented Rousey’s ground skills, and said that she admires how Rousey always goes out to finish fights decisively. Also, she mentioned that Rousey’s other successes, in judo and jiu jitsu, has paved the way for the next generation of female fighters who want to break into MMA.