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- Dec 31, 2014
One of the biggest names in Brazilian jiu jitsu history could be facing up to 15 years in prison. Relson Gracie, older brother of UFC Hall of Famer Royce, has been arrested in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on suspicion of drug trafficking.
Relson has numerous affiliate gyms in the US and has acted as a coach to a number of MMA fighters. Notable black belts under Relson include Steve Maxwell and the Migliarese brothers.
According to local reports, Relson was traveling on a bus when it was stopped and inspected by a K-9 unit. The dogs reportedly noticed a scent and Gracie’s bag was investigated. The bag was said to contain marijuana and marijuana…
BJJ legend Relson Gracie arrested on drug charges in Brazil