I first met Kron Gracie in the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles for an EA Sports MMA pre-launch party. We both hogged the controllers while everyone eagerly looked at the game for the first time. The owner of RVCA laughed at us because we had no idea what we were doing. It was a button-smashing gallery of mistakes, and somehow Kron Gracie won the chaotic battle. He submitted me off his back with the digital representation of himself in EA MMA. The next night, I ran into Kron at the EA Sports launch party in Hollywood, CA. We talked about his father, Rickson Gracie, specifically the aura that previous fighters claim surround him when he steps in the ring. Kron then went on to break down his entire family lineage as we stood next to the open bar — and it was one of the most entertaining things I’ve heard from anyone. Now it appears Kron Gracie (along with Nick Diaz) are simply not playing nice with Braulio Estima, as evidenced from this statement on his Facebook page.
“Today it was amazing. George did a great job full to control the whole fight. Unfortunately, I got a very disappointing experience. After the fight I went to shake hands with all the members from Nick Diaz, I wasn’t very welcomed by Diaz which I expected. I just wanted to give my respect for that fight as a martial artist. Even Dana came to straight after and said thanks for not pushing back. I replied I would never ruin my friends gsp night for that guy. But this wasn’t the bad news. The bad news was how rude Kron Gracie was towards me when I was being so respectful and never ever came in a tone of disrespect even when he won battle with my own brother. I always had a sincere admiration for him specially because we have hanged out many times together and he is the son of one of my idols Rickson Gracie. I got shocked today when he passed towards me after the post conference together with Nick and Nate calling me names and stuff. Coming from Nick and Nate I can even understand and I don’t care but from Kron a guy that I considered a friend a Bjj representative together with me Calling me “mother fucker “and to “watch out to dont get my ass kicked out side” was a bit over the top. I just ignored as I’m having a blast tonight and he has been immature as many times in the past ….. In a fight we win we loose and many people uses a lot of talking to promote their fights but fights over we are in the same level as human being. Shame on that incident pretty dam shocked. I DON’T EVEN KNOW HOW TO EXPRESS AND HOW TO DEAL WITH THAT SHIT.”
Braulio pulling a cap-lock on the end of his Facebook statement is the equivalent of someone shouting in a room. At least that’s what net etiquette dictates.