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The 5 OZ Submission: Ultimate Gracie

While the MMA world may have its collective sights set squarely on Toronto for the fervor surrounding UFC 129, the day after Georges St. Pierre’s title defense against Jake Shields actually marks an important anniversary for many fans of the sport. Eleven years ago, on May 1, 2000, legendary submission specialist Royce Gracie went to war against Japanese icon Kazushi Sakuraba in PRIDE for ninety minutes, and though the UFC original may not have come out on top that evening in Tokyo for the first time in his career he still cemented his legend in Mixed Martial Arts with the gutsy performance.

In commemoration of Gracie’s memorable showing we at Five Ounces of Pain are giving away a brand spanking new Blu-ray copy of the UFC’s “Ultimate Gracie” to readers more than a week before it is officially released to the public on May 10. MMA fans entering will have an opportunity to relive many of Gracie’s greatest moments in incredible quality, including his aforementioned bout with Sakuraba, as well as learn more about the man who helped lay the technical groundwork for countless individuals including many of those competing on Saturday night at the Rogers Center.

To win “Ultimate Gracie” all you need to do is write a few sentences (no more than a paragraph) on some aspect of the pioneering Brazilian – a fight of his standing out to you from the others, influence he might have had on love of MMA, or any other number of memories related to Gracie’s storied career – and send it to “gracie_giveaway@yahoo.com” from a reliable email address.

Then, this upcoming Sunday (5/1) Five Ounces will select a random submission and run it along with others in a column on Monday paying tribute to Gracie’s legacy. Entrants should make sure to include a moniker they are comfortable with having posted publicly even if it is a “screen name”. Additional questions should also be sent to the drawing’s email address and will be handled in as timely a manner as possible.

For the mere price of a 3-5 sentence admission you can walk away with access to Gracie and a catalog of his combative offerings. You could be a click away from having six hours of content including most of his match-ups and takes on Gracie from UFC 129 main carders St. Pierre and Lyoto Machida, in addition to a number of their peers, on what he means to them, as well as insight from himself and his family on his path towards greatness including the infamous Gracie Challenges and early UFC events. Tap out a few lines on your keyboard, send them in, and be part of the Five Ounces’ Submission!

PHOTO CREDIT – ZUFFA

21 COMMENTS
  • Rece Rock says:

    Very Cool…

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  • Oh no you dont…that Blu Ray is MINE!!!!! :)

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  • MCM says:

    I thumbsdowned you superdavenorcal……cause you’re wrong.
    Mwaa ha ha! (it shall be mine.)

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  • fanoftna33 says:

    I hope this isnt going to be like the affliction t-shirt giveaway a few years ago where you picked 10 winners but nobody acualy got there prizes.

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  • Rece Rock says:

    The Affliction Event was canceled… Plus Brendhan an Jeremy probably didn’t even work with the site then sooo give them a break.

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  • fanoftna33 says:

    I know Brendan did because he had replied that he had all the shirts and was mailing them out. Had he come out and said that because of the cancellation affliction couldnt deliver everybody understands, but last I heard he had the shirts and just never got around to mailing them off.

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  • Rece Rock says:

    I just tried sending my submission from 2 different addresses and both failed…? what to do?

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  • fanoftna33 says:

    Come to think of it it was Corey Brady who had the shirts not Brendan.

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  • I thumbs downed you AND your thumbs downing of me MCM!

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  • Brendhan Conlan says:

    Ack! It’s “Gracie_giveaway@yahoo”! My mistake!

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  • MCM says:

    I thumbs upped your thumbs downing of me superdave. Now what you gonna ’bout dat!?

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  • hindsightufuk says:

    WHERE’S MY MOTHER FUCKING T-SHIRT

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  • DAMN IT!!!!!!!! Now I’ve gotta remember whatever awesome stuff I said yesterday.

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  • I thumbsdowned your thumbsdowning of my thumbsdowning of YOU!

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  • MCM says:

    You can’t be thumbsdowning my thumbsdown, cause my thumbsdowning was a thumbsupping. Therefore, you’re thumbsdowning a thumbsdown that never even got thubsdowned!
    R.I.F.!

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  • MCM says:

    This is what Gracie taught me. Counter and Reverse until you tie your opponents up in knots.

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  • Brendhan Conlan says:

    For the record I was also one of the folks hoping to get an Affliction shirt (and was set to until they cancelled the event).

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  • fanoftna33 says:

    That Affliction contest was a pretty cool idea, those few months were crazy for mma with Fedor acually in negotiations with the UFC.

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  • JOEgun says:

    most affliction shirts are an eyesore anyway. gracie blu ray is waaay better

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  • Dufresne says:

    I don’t have a blueray player…

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  • GIKE MOLDBERG says:

    Wow-anyways back to the subject at hand-you losers all lose!!-Gracie by sub.

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