Well, this is interesting. Craig Molesphini, the doorman who had his elbow and shoulder shattered by a Renzo Gracie takedown is claiming that the entire brawl was one highly-organized hit. Almost like Pepe Beach but in New York.
Like something out of a Michael Mann thriller (I always loved that description of a movie), a nondescript van was employed, with a driver who was likely wearing dark leather gloves (this is conjecture and inadmissible) and sunglasses at night pulled up in front of the club, then Renzo bolted out like a well-dressed bat out of hell.
“In my entire 14-year career, I have never seen anything like this. At 1:30 a.m. a gray van pulled up, parked in the middle of the street, seven men exited the vehicle and started creating mayhem, screaming, pointing, starting to pick fights with the security guards. One man, [who] I later learned was Renzo, came in my direction, threw the velvet rope on the floor, ran straight into my chest and knocked me back onto the concrete floor onto my elbow. He was on top of me for 20 seconds, trying to punch me, but I wrapped both my arms around his neck so he couldn’t hit me, before somebody pulled him off.All of the seven men were fighting, doing MMA moves on the guards, some of whom were injured. When the police arrived, they tried to get away, but the cops parked in front of their van, which was waiting with a driver.”“retribution for me not allowing two of their masters into the venue last week. This was a carefully planned and coordinated attack. The police arrested all seven of them.”