Hi, on this thread I´m going to post everyonce in a while, stories about things that happened outside the ring, such as: fights, confrontations, pranks, etc, etc. So without further adeau let´s get it on!!
Renzo Gracie vs Ben Spijkers
This story may or may not be very well known, but here it is. Well in 1995 the first WCC (World Combat Championship) event was going to happen, and one of the big names who was in there was a Gracie Family representative, Renzo. It was drawn to be his first oponent Judo Stand-out Ben Spijkers. It seems that Mr. Spijkers decided to "play" mind games with Renzo, such as prank calling him all night long, sending room service to his room and taunting him on the press conference saying that Renzo´s eyes looked like the ones from his (Spijkers) girlfriend.
When it was time of the fight, his mind games did only one thing, enrage Renzo, who proceded to kick Spijker´ss ass, he hit him with elbows to the back of the head, ending with a Choke, leaving it up until Spijker was asleep, and in an unsportmanlike and very not Renzo Gracie, he kicked him while he was standing and stepped on his neck.
Morale of the story: do not ever, mess with Renzo.
Clip of the fight: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_F0TvI0m6Gw
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