For Kyra Gracie, her last name means a lot in the world of MMA. Her family is synonymies with the sport dating back decades ago, which has led to questions if she will now join the UFC as they begin to introduce female fighters to the company.
Her cousin Strikeforce’s Roger Gracie (5-1) thinks the switch to MMA is the wrong move for the jiu-jitsu star and grappling world champion. He felt at 28-years-old, Kyra wouldn’t be able to make a smooth transition into MMA.
“In my view, Kyra has nothing to gain in MMA,” said Roger to TATAME. “I think it will fight over who speaks for the pressure that exists and the other media. Kyra has much more to gain not fighting.”
Roger’s did note that he was delighted with how females have evolved in the sport over the past few years and points to Invicta FC as reasons why.
As for Kyra, earlier in the year she said she was slowly training for a possible MMA fight but had no timeframe for when. No word if her plans have changed.