August 15, 2001
Williams Out of UFC
Pete Williams, who was set to face Ricco Rodriguez in UFC 33 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, is out due to a shoulder injury. Ricco’s new opponent will be announced soon, stay tuned…
From RITC Writer/Statistician John Petrilli:
RITC Sanctioned in Arizona!!!
Six weeks of anticipation culminated at a public hearing before the Arizona State Boxing Commission on Friday, August 10. Promoter Roland Sarria’s license was unanimously approved by the Commission. An exuberant Sarria promptly announced that RITC XXX would take place on Wednesday evening, September
RITC XXX Date Changed
New Date: Wednesday September 26, 2001
Time: Doors Open: 6:00 PM, Fight Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, Arizona
Ringside Tickets: $20
Our host, Celebrity Theatre, notified us today that our original requested date for RITC XXX (Sept 12) was no longer available. Our new "firm" date for RITC XXX is Wednesday evening Sept 26. As an added bonus for this inconvenience, General Admission tickets will now cost only $15 with Ringside Tickets priced at $20.
Tickets for RITC available at the Celebrity Theatre Box Office (602-267-1600) or at Ticketmaster (480-784-4444). For additional information, please call 480-446-8127.
Photos and report by Marcelo Alonso
Translation by Luiz Eduardo Vianna
Originally printed in the July 2001 issue of FCF
If Jean Jaques Machado had chosen soccer as a vocation, as millions of Brazilians do, the fact that he was born without the fingers of his left hand wouldn’t have held much importance. But destiny selected a different path for he and his four brothers, Roger, Rigan, Jony and Carlos, they grew up with their cousins Carlinhos, Crolin and Rillion Gracie, choosing Jiu-Jitsu as their livelihood.
Time passed and Jean Jaques overcame his lack of fingers with a heavenly gift. Creating positions to adapt Jiu-Jitsu to his problem, Jean came to be considered one of the most technical and complete Jiu-Jitsu fighters of all time. World recognition came after the third edition of the Abu Dhabi Combat Club World Submission Wrestling Championships, when the Brazilian pulled out an incredible 9 submissions in 14 fights, a record in the history of the event. After the last ADCC tournament, we had the pleasure to talk with this man that is an example of technique, perseverance and obstinacy.
How are you related to the Gracie family?
You and your brothers grew up with the Gracies. How can you explain the difference of personalities between you?
How did your move to the United States come about?
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From the event’s promoter:
Gauntlet Trials Fight Card
This is the Gauntlet Trials Fight Card UP TO DATE. The Event is set for AUG 25th in Thomaston GA in the Thomaston Civic Center.
For ticket information you can call 478 475 1092