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The Gracie Breakdown: UFC Fight Night 24 Edition

If you think Twister is just a fun game to play drunk and naked, then #YouDontRoll.

In the interests of edifying our readers, we’d like to present you with the latest edition of the Gracie Breakdown.   We can’t have our readers being “that guy” that boos when fighters stop hitting each other and start rolling around on top of one another all gay and stuff.

True story: we overheard a guy at a bar explaining that the Gracie family is famous for their groundbreaking style of “Mexican wrestling.”  If you overhear someone drop a nugget of wisdom like that inside an establishment that shows UFC events *and* they serve alcohol, we recommend the following course of action:  buy that asshole a beer, buy one for yourself, and try to write down everything he says for the rest of the night.   Sure, you can teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime, but sometimes you owe it to yourself to sit on the beach and watch that moron pull up license plates and stingrays.
Anyways, watch Rener and Ryron analyze the historic Twister from UFN 24, then leave your newly-enlightened comments below.


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rampagejaxson- March 28, 2011 at 9:25 pm
Rex >> good info!
Plagues- March 28, 2011 at 8:03 pm
I wish I was smart enough to event something.
ReX13- March 28, 2011 at 7:46 pm
rampagejaxson >> Yes, Bravo talks in his book about how he learned the wrestler's guillotine out of the leg riding club in high school. As a white belt in BJJ class, he was pretty clueless until he tried the guillotine in class, suddenly he's tapping the other white belts. He explained to his instructors that it was called a guillotine, which was already taken, so they called the move (and him) the Twister.
RwilsonR- March 28, 2011 at 4:12 pm
Hey... I heard this is a wrestling move. Anyone else hear anything like that?
rampagejaxson- March 28, 2011 at 3:52 pm
This move is a high school wrestling (freestyle) pinning combo... I wonder if Eddy Bravo new that before he claimed to event it. Wondering if anyone else new about this?
k-onda- March 28, 2011 at 2:38 pm
Huge love for the Zombie (no homo), that shit was sick! I don't even think Garcia new a submission was getting slapped on him.
ByrneDout- March 28, 2011 at 2:36 pm
Ah people are awesome i had a guy tell me about:

"this fighter who fought at ufc 128, he only fights like every two years, and he's from nyc he lives in nyc, and this guy fights only once every two years he is crazy awesome and when he fights he goes to meditate for like 8 hours the day of the fight, and while he was meditating he heard this woman screaming like she was being attacked and shit and so he just sprinted out cause he was at a park in the ghetto and he chased the dude down and tackled him and crushed like every bone in his body and then he went on and fought that night."

I wanted to correct him bought thought otherwise. i bet he is the guy who talks about gracie's and their mexican wrestling.
RwilsonR- March 28, 2011 at 12:33 pm
@ Bootylam - Well... it is grappling, not fighting they are giving tips on, and there are still some really talented Gracie grapplers, including probably the best submission grappler on the planet, Roger Gracie (not his real last name, though).
But for overall fighting, yeah, it is a bit like taking boxing tips from John L. Sullivan.
budsellers- March 28, 2011 at 11:24 am
they included actual ufc/spike tv footage from saturday night's fights. they would get into the starting position of the aspect they were explaining and then, instead of recreating the entire maneuver, they would play a few seconds of video from the actual fight. after the maneuver was completed in the fight video, they would cut back to the gracie brothers shown in the same finishing position so they could explain the offense/defense aspects of each position.

this was the very first gracie breakdown video i have ever seen with these kind of copyrighted works included. i noticed this difference and realized immediately that this would be a use issue for them.
Plagues- March 28, 2011 at 10:59 am
Wow, Youtube terminated the whole GracieAcademy account because of complaints from Zuffa and apparently Fox. The Breakdown channel will follow shortly I'm sure.
darciesdaddy- March 28, 2011 at 10:37 am
I learned more about the twister in watching the Zombie do it in 20 seconds than this 15 minutes video.
Bootylam- March 28, 2011 at 10:32 am
Why are we listening to ANY of the Gracies about things having to do with fighting? Isn't that like taking acting lessons from DeNiro or hot lessons from Cameron Diaz? They USED to be great, now...
rogerw- March 28, 2011 at 10:23 am
What, is it now a copyright violation now to "fake"/re-create things that happened at UFC fights or did they use some real footage in the video?
RwilsonR- March 28, 2011 at 10:09 am
That's bullshit! The Gracie's didn't invent anything. This stuff has been around for years, but they were just the first to market Mexican wrestling without wearing those masks.
FlashinLeather- March 28, 2011 at 10:06 am
video no longer available, copy right claim by Zuffa LLC
Morningwood- March 28, 2011 at 10:02 am
Haus66 - exactly. I learned this move in 1983 in HS wrestling. Good for Eddie to bring it forward as it's a painful move when done correctly.
budsellers- March 28, 2011 at 9:59 am
bummer, the removed due to the ufc/spike tv content that was included in the video. i guess that means it is impossible to enter their contest until the re-edit and re-upload.
DangadaDang- March 28, 2011 at 9:39 am
Being currently the only member of a fraternity that understands and enjoys all the aspects of MMA, yeah, I'm used to a bunch of douchebags shouting things similar to the knowledge behind a statement like "mexican wrestling"
Onan- March 28, 2011 at 9:36 am
I love watching these guys. They have great enthusiasm and they are good at breaking down the progressions. If they could get permission from Zuffa to use more clips it would make it even better.
haus66- March 28, 2011 at 9:29 am
Interesting in that the 'twister' is actually an amatuer wrestling hold from a series of top control techniques that Eddie Bravo adopted. Only problem is that when your opponent starts screaming in a wrestling match, the ref calls 'potentially dangerous'. I knew it as a 'guillotine' then.
mahlbawlz- March 28, 2011 at 9:06 am
This bouncer in midtown was showing a picture of him and Faber saying that Faber is the current Featherweight champion of the world. Not as bad as "Mexican wrestling" but still too estranged to rectify.
fxdfp- March 28, 2011 at 9:06 am
@Cookie Monster - everytime there's a submission in mma do they have to mention Count Kumo or Carlos/Helio/Carlson Gracie?
Cookie Monster- March 28, 2011 at 9:01 am
ummm, im an idiot, nevermind....rener mentions eddie...ill shut up now
Cookie Monster- March 28, 2011 at 8:54 am
this is how "they" do it? rener can't even mention eddie or 10th planet? weak sauce
LOKI- March 28, 2011 at 8:49 am
Why would we need to see a video of these two plucky kids explain a move that there are 20+ videos of Eddie Bravo (and half his students) already explaining while also high.

How about a video of them explaining how Royler and Renzo had the shiek ban the Twister the year Eddie compeated in Abu Dhabi?

Its a catholic consperesy!