Renzo Gracie is from the most legendary family in MMA, and when he talks people tend to listen. Renzo’s cousin Cesar Gracie is the longtime trainer of the Diaz brothers and Renzo recently spoke about them on MMA Noise.
Specifically, he talked about Nate Diaz's victory over Conor McGregor and how that affects the landscape of Mixed Martial Arts.
Here's what Renzo had to say about the brothers:
“They represent the hardcore of jiu-jitsu. The way it was taught to me, they learn it. They don’t take no insults. No insult will be without retaliation. They were raised the right way, good kids.
“It is extremely well-deserved. It is such a great sport and you can see that once they fell in love with and they stick with it, jiu-jitsu gave back to them. You know, and I am extremely glad that it happened to good people. It’s great representatives of our sport.”
But he didn't just praise the Diaz brothers. He had positive things to say about Conor too.
“Conor is unbelievable. We need ten Conor McGregors for this business.
“The reality is, he brought in so much attention, he made the sport grow so much you know? And, he made people who never watch it before, join the scene and enjoy the sport. Definitely, I want Conor McGregor to be fighting for the next 20 years.”
What do you think?
Do we need more Conor McGregors in this sport?