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    Chad Moechnig

    Post subject: A Sad Day PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2006 12:10 pm

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    Carlson Gracie dies at 72. Master Carlson Gracie.

    Jiu-Jitsu community mourns. Grandmaster passed today, in Chicago

    February 1st, 2006, will go down in sports history. Carlson Gracie died today. The Jiu-Jitsu grandmaster was in Chicago, USA, where he was in hospital since yesterday due to renal complications. According to his best friend, Oswaldo Paquetá, the death was confirmed this morning.

    The cause was not yet totally cleared up by doctors. It is known that Carlson Gracie had been suffering from prostate gland problems and at the time he went into the hospital there were stones in his kidney.

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    and we’ll soon bring you further information on Carlson Gracie’s death.


    Post subject: PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2006 12:22 pm

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    Just thought I’d let everyone know since I did not see this already posted.


    Post subject: PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2006 12:26 pm
    Fightergirls Pro Fight Team

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    Thank you for letting us know. may he RIP


    Post subject: PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2006 6:19 pm

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    May he rest in peace. He was truly a great great man. 😥


    Post subject: PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2006 3:25 pm
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    oh wow, rest in peace


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    I like to think of it as going to that BJJ tourneyment in the sky!!!!

    Thanks for all the knowlege you have pasted on to all



    Post subject: PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2006 6:54 am

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    Victim to a heart failure,one of the greatest personalities in the history of fighting died on February 1st in Chicago – his name, Carlson Gracie. According to Dr. Mauricio Consalter, chief of the medical staff who recieved Carlson at the Lincoln Park Hospital, in Chicago, on Thursday 26, Carlson came to the emergency room at night with about 8 days history of bladder and kidney pain, also alteration of mental status, deep cardiovascular and septic shock on exam, diagnosed with sepsis, generalized infection, a bacteria went to his blood stream from a urinary infection, antibiotics, vasopressors, fluids were given. Carlson was persistently critical, but slowly improved, and on the 31st of January he gave signs of good recovery, his pressure was under control, his heart rate was perfect, he had no fever. But at 6 am Chicago time, his heart slowed down, down, and he went on full cardiopulmonary arrest, he was entubated, cardiac massage provided, but after 40 minutes of no heart activity, was decleared dead.

    Eldest son of Carlos Gracie, the man who brought Jiu-Jitsu to Brazil, Carlson was launched by the family in the challenge against Waldemar Santana, who had defeated uncle Helio in the anthological bout that lasted 3:40h, held in 1955. Six months later, at 21, he would go into the ring in order to avenge the uncle in little less than 40 minutes, in a bout the press depicted as “a massacre.” This would be the first of four fights against Waldemar (two wins, two draws) in Carlson’s record of 19 professional combats, with one loss.

    After retiring from MMA, Carlson dedicated himself to teaching Jiu-Jitsu, and his team reigned supreme in the tournaments held from the mid-1970s to the mid-1990s. He raised such black-belts as Sérgio Iris (“Serginho de Niterói”), Cássio Cardoso, Peixotinho, Ricardo de la Riva, Murilo Bustamante, Amaury Bitetti, Ricardo Libório, Zé Mario Sperry and Wallid Ismail, amongst 200 graduates.

    Controversial, loud talker, always gesticulating. With of an exotic taste that ranged from French music to smile, owner of a fantastic memory, master Carlson suffered a tremendous shock in 2000, when his elite fighters left the academy on 414 Figueiredo Magalhaes street, in Copacabana, and assembled Brazilian Top Team, after arguments concerning percentages of the fights’ purses. Some followers, however, stood by the red-belt until the end, like Oswaldo Paquetá, Wallid Ismail and Luis Carlos “Manimal” Matheus.

    Carlson Gracie’s sudden decease moved the fight community, dismaying followers, rivals and admirers. They all now miss the man who would treat everyone as their son, and despite deserving honours of a hero, would dismiss any sort of blarney with the modesty of a fisherman.

    All of Carlson’s footsteps in and out of the ring, including his struggle with death, will be detailed in GRACIE Magazine’s 109th issue, a special edition dedicated to the grandmaster. February 18th, on Brazilian newsstands. Also available on


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