Renzo Gracie Arrested In Manhattan Bar Brawl With Night Club Bouncer

Renzo Gracie Arrested In Manhattan Bar Brawl With Night Club Bouncer


This past weekend was a slow one for the UFC and with no fights scheduled for any fighters that he might corner or coach, Renzo Gracie took to the streets of New York City for a night out on the town with his friends.

As it turned out, Gracie and his crew of approximately seven in total, showed up at the “1-OAK” nightclub in Manhattan and from the description reported, almost immediately found themselves in a brawl with the club’s door staff.

According to witnesses, the 47 year old UFC veteran and Brazilian jiu Jitsu master was at the front of the line when the commotion started. Once begun, the fight quickly spilled out into the street where one of the bouncers found himself on the ground and mounted by the legendary ground fighter.  

With the police called, members of the city’s 10th Precinct showed up on scene and arrested Gracie and his entire entourage.

As reported by Sherdog:

“According to the witness, Gracie arrived at the club in a group of approximately seven men and immediately went to the front of the line. Gracie then became involved in a confrontation with what the witness described as the doorman. Things escalated from there, as Gracie’s group allegedly squared off with a group of 1-Oak bouncers. According to the witness, Gracie at one point had the doorman in full mount, while another one of his group hit a different bouncer with a construction cone. The fracas spilled into the street, with more punches being thrown. Eventually the police arrived and arrested everyone in Gracie’s party, while an ambulance came for the bouncer (that) had been mounted by Gracie… It was unclear as to why Gracie and his group were originally upset.”

Regarding the bouncer, he was apparently transported to Bellevue Hospital where he was treated for a broken arm; no information was available as to how the bouncer broke his arm.

As to Gracie and his crew, there was no mention as to what they’ve been charged with, nor was there word as to what initiated the brawl. 

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  • SpaceJam

    Renzo was doing dis when we were on our faders nutsack.

  • Endo

    I wonder how many times he called him "My friend." before the hammer came down.

  • watermelon fresh

    If your 47 years old and fighting in night clubs, or doormen in front of night clubs, you are a Jack and that's never grew up. This fits Renzo perfectly, even if he did not start a fight, getting into a brawl like this is more proof of this guy's idiocy.

  • watermelon fresh

    Meant to write jackass

  • HunterB

    "The guy is the champ, I fuckin love that guy" Bahahahaha

  • DG1

    He started the fight when he tried to cut to the front of the line. The bouncer probably did his job and told him to line up at the back, like everyone else.

  • DeeJaySlyTee

    WTF kind of video is this? Where is Worldstar when you need them!

  • Brasil

    I have a huge passion for Jiu Jitsu and I believe the world can not thank his family enough for what they gave us but Renzo seems like a douche and this type of attitude from a grown man and someone that is supposed to be a grand master is not acceptable…shame on him.

  • watermelon fresh

    Agreed. He acts like a thug 19 year old and not as a person with his skill set or title.