Kyra has been working on her hands since late 2009, getting pointers from masters like Claudinho Coelho. Photo: Ana Hissa.
Kyra Gracie’s mind and body are focused entirely on capturing a third ADCC title, in the under-60kg division, this September in Nottingham, England.
Once her submission grappling endeavor is out of the way, though Robson Gracie’s grandaughter will likely venture into the territory where, as the master would put it, daughters cry and their mothers aren’t there to see, MMA. In the audience at yesterday’s Clube da Luta event, where her grandfather made a speech, Kyra confirmed that she’s been considering offers from a few MMA promotions.
“It’s true, I’m negotiating to do a fight at a big event in Singapore, where I’m heading to train some at Evolve. I’m dying to make my MMA debut,” remarked Kyra, who has also heard offers linked to Strikeforce.
So don’t be surprised to see Kyra still taking on the competition without her gi after her September commitment is over. Next time, though, punches and kicks will count.
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