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Cesar Gracie bans Caio Terra from gym for working with Carlos Condit

The UFC Primetime series has offered an intriguing look at the lives of a number of high-level fighters during the final few weeks before a headlining tilt. The most recent match-up put under the show’s microscope involved this weekend’s UFC 154 main event between Georges St-Pierre and Carlos Condit.

During the three-part feature, Condit was shown to have brought in widely respected BJJ practitioner Caio Terra into his camp to assist with training. While Condit’s decision to do so made absolute sense, Terra’s acceptance of the invitation did not sit well with longtime associate Cesar Gracie.

Terra had been linked to Gracie’s gym for the past five years where it served as his launching point in America after a ton of success on the mat in Brazil. However, it doesn’t look like he’ll be showing up there anytime soon unless seeking an extremely cold reception.

“Caio Terra is no longer affiliated with our academy,” wrote Gracie on Twitter this weekend to a number of his notable students including Gilbert Melendez, Jake Shields, and Nick Diaz.

He elaborated on his stance in a follow-up message on Facebook, posting, “We all saw that someone from our team got a camera and a few bucks put in their face and decided to show his true colors and stab his team mates in the back. No worries, that person is gone for good and I can’t be happier. That person would also be wise not to show his sissy little face around here again.”

Gracie’s issue with Terra’s presence alongside Condit stems from a February fight between the “Natural Born Killer” and Diaz. The bout was closely contested but saw Condit win a decision, leaving a bad taste in the mouth of Gracie who took issue with Condit’s somewhat safe, point-oriented approach to winning.


  • Richard Stabone says:

    “That person would also be wise not to show his sissy little face around here again.”

    Cesar Gracie actually said that? Wait, no, even worse…this was a written statement he had time to fully think through before posting? Wow.

    That camp just exudes professionalism & maturity.

  • AlphaOmega says:

    I’m not really getting how this is stabbing his team mates in the’s not like Diaz and Condit were getting ready to fight, and the guy decided to help Condit over Diaz.

  • MickeyC says:

    Cesar, your an ass. I would think that coming from the family that you do, you could be professional. Hell respectful, its not like you caught him with the wife.

  • qat says:

    Good for Terra, im sure he can find a gym run by grown men.

  • moosebaby02 says:

    I guess In Cesars world you just can’t know people today let alone give them a hand if asked. Shit Cesar you acting like he going to tell everyone all your little dirty secretes dogg. Every time that clown opens his mouth he just keeps showing his level of maturity

  • RicM says:

    Cesar, change your last name…….you’re a f#$%ing embarassment to the Gracie name…….

  • Rece Rock says:

    The mma world seems very territorial… I remember when Vinny M. was helping Sonnen when he was facing Silva and Brazilian fighters were calling him a traitor simply because he’d help a fighter whom was facing some one of the same nationality… I guess it didn’t help that Sonnen had said some disrespectful stuff about Brazil but then again maybe Vinny isn’t a mark and was just smart enough to know that Sonnen was just in promo mode.


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