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The Myth of MMA Fighting Out of Poverty

In Uncategorized on September 3, 2015 at 2:03 pm

By Antonio Graceffo

Rocky Marciano was born poor and died rich. But that was boxing, not MMA.

In 2011 when I took the Cambodian team to fight MMA the first professional tournament in Malaysia, a lot of people were putting pressure on me to sign them to one of Asia’s most prestigious MMA promotions, even though the Cambodians had no way to train, learn ground fighting or even eat. I still remember a number of people using the phrase “A chance to fight their way out of poverty.” The terms of the contract were 3 fights at $300 per fight. I don’t know where those people learned their economics, but where I studied, I learned that $900 USD a year isn’t exactly a ticket out of poverty. The counter argument was always, “But if they win, they could get more on their next fight.” How much more? Double? Triple? Quadruple? That still qualifies as poverty.

In MMA even top fighters will only have a handful of fights at the tens-or-hundreds-of-thousands-of-dollars level. This is true even of the Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC), which is generally thought to be the best paying promotion in the world.

My theory is that, while it is hard to become rich in other sports, it is nearly impossible to even earn a living in MMA.

MMA Compared to Other Sports

By this point, most people probably know that MMA fighters are paid less than professional athletes in most other televised sports. The three boxers with the highest lifetime earnings are Floyd Mayweather Jr. with $756 million, Oscar De La Hoya with $696 million, and in third place, Manny Pacquiao with $661 million. (Cramer).
The three top earners in pro wrestling earned quite a bit less: The Rock, with $70 Million, Steve Austin with $45 Million, and John Cena with $35 Million. (Campbell)

As amazing as the lifetime earnings are for the outstanding boxers and wrestlers, the average salary for a major league baseball player in 2014 was $3.82 million. (Badenhausen) And basketball pays even better than baseball. The average NBA player, for example, earns $4.5 million per year. (Gaines) Because of the higher pay and longer playing life, the lifetime earnings of basketball players exceed those of most other pro athletes. The average NBA player plays 4.8 years and has lifetime career earnings of $24.7 million. (Gaines) In the history of the NBA, 25 players have had lifetime earnings of over 125 Million each. (Gaines)

While it is obvious that ball players and champion boxers earn a lot, what about an average boxer? According to The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, people who list professional boxer as their profession on their tax return earned an average of $75,760 in 2012. (Guerra) That’s a lot lower than Floyde Mayweather, but still nearly double the lifetime earnings of the average MMA fighter.

The expected lifetime earnings of a professional MMA fighter are $38,000. (Shmoop)

MMA earnings are low compared to what?

Obviously, not everyone can be a top ball player or a professional boxing champion, but MMA is not even a good career when compared to other jobs. In 2013, the average high school teacher earned $55,360, with the bottom 10% earning $37,230.
(Money.usnews.com) Said another way, the lowest paid high school teacher’s earnings for a single year were nearly equal to the lifetime earnings of the average MMA fighter.

Of course, being a high school teacher necessitates earning a university degree, which some fighters feel they can’t do. But other careers also pay infinitely better than MMA fighting. In 2013, police officers averaged $90,700, with the bottom 10% earning $32,670. (Money.usnews.com)

Not everyone can get on a well-paid police force. But nearly anyone who is healthy, free of felony convictions, and has a high school diploma can join the army. The average salary for a solider is $21,032 – $76,175 (Army, U.S.) Maybe you don’t want to join the army. Fine, you could be an auto mechanic. The salary for a mechanic ranged from $20,920 to $61,210, with an average salary of $36,710, in 2013. (Money.usnews.com) Ok, let’s say, you’re a convicted felon, with no high school diploma, who is unable to learn to be an auto mechanic. Fine, you can work in fast food. The average salary for a fast food crew member was $16,000 per year. (Indeed.com)

Therefore, if you’ve been paying attention, the lifetime earnings of the average MMA fighter is about the same as what the average McDonalds worker earns in a little over two years.

UFC Earnings

Most MMA fighters aspire to fight in the UFC, the most prestigious MMA organization in the world. But even in the UFC, the average fighter barely earns a living. According to an article published in the MMA Sentinel, the average wage for a UFC fighter is just $30,500 per year. (MMA Sentinel) “The 18 fighters in the nine undercard bouts at UFC 162 were paid a disclosed total of $1.167 million, an average of $64,833.33 per man.” (Iole)

Through 2014, the top three lifetime earners in UFC were Michael Bisping $5,694,000, Anderson Silva $4,717,000, and Georges St-Pierre $4,457,000. (Fox) They each had lifetime earnings about equal to what the average NBA player earns in a single year. Of course, for most people, $5.9 Million sounds like a good amount of money. But in the UFC, the money drops off dramatically as you go down the list. The Number 62 highest earner in UFC history, Thiago Alves and number 63, Chris Leben had lifetime earnings of less than $1,000,000. And, number 438, Lance Benoist had less than $100,000. At the bottom was a bunch of people you have probably never hear of, with earnings of $2,000 each. (Fox)

To achieve his ranking of 438th best paid UFC athlete, and to achieve his less than $100,000 lifetime earnings, Lance Benoist fought 9 fights between 2010 and 2014. If he had worked as a school teacher, cop, soldier, or auto mechanic for the same five-year period he would have earned well over $100,000. But he did earn more than the $80,000 he would have earned if he had spent those five years flipping burgers.

Even in the big show, it’s hard to make a living. But not everyone makes it to the big show.

Bellator

After the UFC, Bellator is one of the more respected MMA promotions in the world. The payouts for Bellator 106 looked like this: Michael Chandler was contracted to receive $95,000 appearance fee, plus a win bonus of $95,000. Daniel Straus could max out at $40,000 ($20,000/$20,000). Muhammed Lawal and Emanuel Newton, competing for an interim light heavyweight title, could earn $20,000 ($10,000/$10,000). The loser of the “Fight Master” reality show finale would get $5,000. The winner of the lowest paid fight on the card, Darren Smith vs. Josh Smith would earn $3,000 ($1,500/$1.500). (Bratcher)

While the top salaries in Bellator are admirable for most MMA fighters, they are considerably less than those in the UFC. And once again, the fighters in the middle rungs will barely earn a living. And those in the lower rungs can’t possibly survive on fight purses.

One FC

When former Bellator champion, Ben Askren, signed for One FC, he was guaranteed a $50,000 appearance fee and a $50,000 win bonus. (Symes) According to his Serdog record, he had 14 fights between 2009 and 2015. And of course, he wasn’t paid One FC level money for all of those fights. This is where the low lifetime earnings for MMA fighters come from. Most fighters only receive top payouts for a very small number of fights, at the peak of their careers. And in this case, top money is $100,000 for a win.

Ben Askren was highly critical of former UFC fighter and MMA legend, Phil Baroni, whose record is 15 wins and 18 losses. Apparently, in an attempt to rejuvenate his own, failing career, Phil has called Ben out. (Marrocco)

“’It’s gross how desperate he is to get a fight,’ Askren said. ‘He probably doesn’t know what else he’s going to do with his life, so he’s trying to talk himself (into) a fight.’” (Marrocco)

Phil Baroni has been fighting since 2000, having fought in many of the top MMA organizations: UFC PRIDE, Strikeforce, Cage Rage, DREAM, EliteXC, and ONE FC. If Ben Askren is right, and Phil Baroni has trouble making a living, how can the average fighter?

Brooklyn Monk, Antonio Graceffo is a PhD candidate at Shanghai University of sport, writing his dissertation on comparative forms of Chinese wrestling. He is a martial arts and adventure author living in Asia, the author of the books, “Warrior Odyssey’ and “The Monk from Brooklyn.” Antonio is also the host of the web TV show, “Martial Arts Odyssey,” which traces his ongoing journey through Asia, learning martial arts in various countries.

The Monk from Brooklyn, the book which gave Antonio his name, and all of his other books, the book available at amazon.com. His book, Warrior Odyssey, chronicling Antonio Graceffo’s first six years in Asia, including stories about Khmer and Vietnamese martial arts as well as the war in Burma and the Shan State Army, is available at http://www.blackbeltmag.com/warrior_odyssey
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Brooklyn Monk: Cambodia National Judo Team (Parts 1-3 )

In Uncategorized on May 18, 2015 at 12:37 pm

Kru Lach Vuthy, head coach of the Cambodia National Judo Team grappling coach of the Cambodian Ultimate Fighter like TV show, Khmer Warrior Champion (KWC) teaches Brooklyn Monk, Antonio Graceffo, some judo techniques. Antonio is a PhD candidate writing his dissertation on Chinese wrestling. But his research has recently lead him to judo, as a related grappling art.
Watch Cambodia National Judo Team (Part 1) on youtube:

Watch Cambodia National Judo Team (Part 2) on youtube:

Watch Cambodia National Judo Team (Part 3) on youtube:

Brooklyn Monk, Antonio Graceffo is a martial arts and adventure author living in Asia. He is the author of the books, “Warrior Odyssey’ and “The Monk from Brooklyn.” He is also the host of the web TV show, “Martial Arts Odyssey,” which traces his ongoing journey through Asia, learning martial arts in various countries.
Warrior Odyssey, the book chronicling Antonio Graceffo’s first six years in Asia is available at amazon.com. The book contains stories about the war in Burma and the Shan State Army. The book is available at http://www.blackbeltmag.com/warrior_odyssey
See Antonio’s Destinations video series and find out about his column on http://www.blackbeltmag.com
Email Antonio
Antonio@speakingadventure.com
website
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Twitter
http://twitter.com/Brooklynmonk
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Brooklyn Monk on YOUTUBE
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Brooklyn Monk: Thailand Judo (Parts 1 through 3)

In Uncategorized on April 26, 2015 at 10:50 pm

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Just a few weeks into his formal study of judo PhD candidate, Brooklyn Monk, Antonio Graceffo, a wrestling major, heads to Bangkok, Thailand to train judo with pro MMA fighter and judo instructor, Shane Wiggand.
Watch Brooklyn Monk Thailand Judo (Parts 1 ) on youtube:

Watch Thailand Judo (Parts 2 ) on youtube:

Watch Brooklyn Monk Thailand Judo (Parts 3 ) on Youtube:

Brooklyn Monk, Antonio Graceffo is a martial arts and adventure author living in Asia. He is the author of the books, “Warrior Odyssey’ and “The Monk from Brooklyn.” He is also the host of the web TV show, “Martial Arts Odyssey,” which traces his ongoing journey through Asia, learning martial arts in various countries.
Warrior Odyssey, the book chronicling Antonio Graceffo’s first six years in Asia is available at amazon.com. The book contains stories about the war in Burma and the Shan State Army. The book is available at http://www.blackbeltmag.com/warrior_odyssey
See Antonio’s Destinations video series and find out about his column on http://www.blackbeltmag.com
Email Antonio
Antonio@speakingadventure.com
website
http://www.speakingadventure.com
Twitter
http://twitter.com/Brooklynmonk
facebook
Brooklyn Monk fan page
Brooklyn Monk on YOUTUBE
http://www.youtube.com/user/brooklynmonk1

Brooklyn Monk in 3D
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Brooklyn Monk: Greco for MMA Video (Part 1)

In Uncategorized on April 5, 2015 at 11:58 pm

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In his first year at Shanghai University of Sport, Brooklyn Monk Antonio Graceffo, a wrestling major, was a member of the Chinese traditional wrestling team (Shuai jiao dui). In his second year, he began taking private training in Greco-Roman wrestling, with his coach, Hong Fang Yuan, as well as private san da, and judo training with other coaches. This video is part of a small glimpse into the research Antonio is doing for his PhD dissertation, comparing Chinese traditional wrestling to modern Olympic wrestling.

Watch the video on youtube: https://youtu.be/nLb88MOgHjE

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Brooklyn Monk, Antonio Graceffo is a martial arts and adventure author living in Asia. He is the author of the books, “Warrior Odyssey’ and “The Monk from Brooklyn.” He is also the host of the web TV show, “Martial Arts Odyssey,” which traces his ongoing journey through Asia, learning martial arts in various countries.
Warrior Odyssey, the book chronicling Antonio Graceffo’s first six years in Asia is available at amazon.com. The book contains stories about the war in Burma and the Shan State Army. The book is available at http://www.blackbeltmag.com/warrior_odyssey
See Antonio’s Destinations video series and find out about his column on http://www.blackbeltmag.com
Email Antonio
Antonio@speakingadventure.com
website
http://www.speakingadventure.com
Twitter
http://twitter.com/Brooklynmonk
facebook
Brooklyn Monk fan page
Brooklyn Monk on YOUTUBE
http://www.youtube.com/user/brooklynmonk1

Brooklyn Monk in 3D
Order the download at http://3dguy.tv/brooklyn-monk-in-3d/
Brooklyn Monk in Asia Podcast (anti-travel humor)
http://brooklynmonk.podomatic.com
Brooklyn Monk in Asia Podcast (anti-travel humor)
http://brooklynmonk.podomatic.com

Open Letter from Carmine Graceffo to Fred Schroeder a pilot in Shenzhen, China

In Uncategorized on March 22, 2015 at 10:44 am

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Carmine Graceffo

Watch it on youtube http://youtu.be/XaYcLpXvvr8
Mr. Schroeder,

My name is Carmine Graceffo, Patriarca della fondazione della famiglia Graceffo in America. I am the zio of Antonio Graceffo and the older brother of late morta Adrianna Graceffo.

You disonorato adianna in messages, for a periodo of two years. Antonio showed your messages to our family circolo and we are very furioso. The words you write are orribili. Vili, puramente cattive. Why do you write such infamia about the dead woman?

Our family is very traditionale. We believe that ——when you speak ill of the dead,— you disturb their sleep. Why do you want to do this to my sorella? My sister, Adrianna was una santa. She died very young by a terrible cancer. She sofferto much pain. She ha urlato ——–scream and cried till the morfina— didn’t help anymore. I saw your message saying that you “tea-bagged her to shut her up.”

Mio nipote Antonio had to explain tea-bag to me. —–You are pazzo, a very disturbed man. No one the family circolo can believe a man can think so much cativo evil. I understand you agreed to fight my nipote Antonio 24 times, — but you are a cordardo! —afraid–and you ran away.

In Italia, we say a man is two things, —- his word —- and his balls. But you have broken both. Rompi coglioni. You are senza palle! No balls! A man with no balls is no man. Is not a man. I wish I can fight you myself, but I am nearly 80 years old. I know you like to fight a dead woman. Maybe you can also fight an old man.

Antonio showed us the photo you made of my sister. You added a grosso pene, big penis, on the picture of my dead sister. ANIMALE! You are pazzo. Villano. You are not a man.

Perfavore, ti prego—-please fight my nipote Antonio! ——For the honor of his dead mamma.

Sinceramente,

Carmine Graceffo
Patriarca della fondazione della famiglia Graceffo

Fred Schroeder, please fight me.

In Uncategorized on March 17, 2015 at 3:18 pm

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Pilot Fred Schroeder, the coward of Shenzhen has agreed to fight Antonio Graceffo 24 times and backed out each time (as of March 17, 2015) instead of fight me, he sends me email and text messaging claiming he can beat me easily and telling me he is raping my mother who died when I was a baby.

Warning horrible foul language in this video.
Watch: Fred Shcroeder Please Fight me on Youtube http://youtu.be/Bv-TvRSaJ3w

Welcome to Brooklyn Monk on Youtube

In Uncategorized on March 13, 2015 at 4:38 am

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I’m Antonio Graceffo, the Brooklyn Monk, and welcome to my youtube channel. My two main areas of interest are second language acquisition theory and martial arts.

I am currently a PhD candidate at Shanghai University of Sport where I combine both my interests, taking them to a new level.

I am writing my dissertation, in Chinese, the topic of which is a comparison of Chinese traditional Shuai Jiao wrestling and modern, western wrestling.

As part of my field research, I train daily in several wrestling styles as well as san da and judo. Although I am nearly 50 years old, I still fight in competition from time to time.

Watch Welcome to Brooklyn Monk on Youtube

My channel Brooklyn Monk1 is largely about my own journey though Asia, exploring and documenting languages, martial arts, and ethnic minorities. Beginning in 2001 through the present. I have lived in about 7 countries, learned 5 languages and studied and documented countless martial arts. Along the way, I also fought professionally and amateur, I wrote six books, several hundred magazine articles, published academic papers, appeared in movies and TV shows, and produced hundreds of videos which are available here on my channel. I have play lists dedicated to the various phases of my research including: Martial Arts Odyssey, Linguistics and Language Learning, Interviews, and the War in Burma.

I hope you enjoy my channel and if you’re doing research and need some help. Please shoot me a message and let me know. Also, don’t forget to follow Brooklynmomk1 on Twitter.

I’m Antonio Graecffo from Brooklynmonk1 reminding you to get in the gym do your reps, do your sets, do your round work, keep training and fighting, and please get in the libery and read a book.

Follow Antonio on Twitter https://twitter.com/Brooklynmonk

Contact Antonio@speakingadventure.com

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Second open letter from Carmine Graceffo to Fredric Shcroeder, pilot in Shenzhen

In Uncategorized on March 8, 2015 at 10:56 am

Carmine Graceffo
Graceffo Foundation in America
65 Via Vespuci
Brooklyn, NY 11797

Mr. Schroeder,

Since we last chatted, I was disappointed, but not surprised, when my nephew, Antonio, informed me that you agreed to fight him on March 4, 2015 in Shanghai, but did not show up. This is, I am given to understand, the 23rd time you have agreed to fight and backed out. As per our last conversation, I beg you to allow my nephew to fight you, as you promised, to avenge the insults you made to the soul of his mother, Adrianna Graceffo. What sort of man calls someone, repeatedly on the phone, claiming to be raping his mother both pre and postmortem? You even claimed to have raped the eye-sockets of her skull.

Watch it on youtube http://youtu.be/XaYcLpXvvr8

It is not for me to judge how sick and twisted you are. I only ask, once again, please, give my nephew, Antonio, his fight. You have claimed on countless occasions (several thousand, over a period of nearly two years) that you are not intimidated by him and could beat him easily. If this is the case, then you have nothing to lose. But win or lose, Antonio must be given the opportunity to allow his mother to rest in peace. I saw one of your messages where my nephew asked you to allow his mother to rest in peace and your response was “She’s already in pieces LOL.” Funny to you, perhaps, but now give him his fight.

In your previous message, you claimed that you meant no insult to my sister, Adrianna. You claimed that my nephew “made” you write those comments. For an adult man with a responsible job you seem to take very little personal responsibility for your own actions. My nephew may be no angel. And you may hate him. But he didn’t “MAKE” you do anything. All of your actions were your own choices.

“I do apologize to YOU regarding your sister. Ofcourse i never meant ANY of it.” Of course? Why the of course? Do you mean that you so frequently say things which have nothing behind them we should just make that assumption each time you speak?

Did you “never mean any of it” When you said:
“Yes I know her grave as I dug her up and skullfucked her already”
“Not only does she have a right pussy but a tight eye socket too!”
Friday 10:24am

What sort of monster are you? In the hopes of meeting all of your requirements for this fight, my nephew tells me he complied with your demand that he give you the location of Adrianna’s grave. You told him that after the fight you would “drop a deuce on mommy’s grave.” I didn’t even know what that means. When he explained it to me, I cursed the forty years that have passed since I was of fighting age. In another message you said you would dig up Adrianna’s corps and call “50 niggas” to rape her. You are both a racist and an animal. But the location of the grave was given to you, as you requested. And still you didn’t fight.

Next, you asked my nephew for a photo of Adrianna which you said you wanted to “jer off to” and to make and wear as a T-shirt “commemorating the men who gang raped and killed her.” He gave you the photo, but rather than fighting, you attached a picture of a penis to it and sent it back with a caption which read, “I didn’t know your mother’s cock was so big.”

Most recently, you said you would fight my nephew on March 4, 2015 if he agreed to wear your soiled underwear. You are a disgusting pig. But you are not excused. So, my nephew agreed. And you didn’t show up.

You have been paid, Mr. Fredric Schroder. Everything you have asked for has been given you. Now, it is time for you to earn your fun. Please stop the games and fight my nephew so that his mother’s soul may rest.

All of your requirements have been met, Mr. Schroder. You have accepted payment, but failed to deliver the goods, the goods being the fight. And now you claim the hold up is something as trivial as whether the fight is held in doors or out doors. He gave you his dead mother what more do you want? You are ghoul. In nearly 80 years of life I have never heard of a man making such disgusting demands or even using this level of language… A man would not.

You said “Since he basically refused to come here unless we fought in a gym i stopped responding to him. “ This makes very little sense to me. You allowed this to go on for a period of two years simply because my nephew had the good sense to demand a fight which would not be a crime in the streets? Something so small prevented you from standing up for your honor? You are now being ridiculed, and rightly, for being the coward who, I understand, has agreed and backed out of this fight 23 times, and all because you fear the inside of a gymnasium?

I think it is time you overcome your fear of the gymnasium. I will instruct my nephew to fly to your city. But you must arrange for the fight in doors. This seems so simply resolved.

Can I have your word, as a man, that you will do this? Please let this fight happen and this whole situation finally end.

Please give my nephew his fight in doors. He will fly to you city. If he fails to do so, you can contact me and I will ensure that he does it. As head of the family, he will listen to me. If you need to remind yourself of why this fight is important, read your own words below.

Carmine.

You said the following things and possibly more.
From Fred Scchroeder: 03/16 “Please send me a pic of your mom, I want to honor the situation by wearing a tshirt with her pic in remembrance of her brutal gangrape and DBC. Death By C–k”
“I am your G— kneel before me and open your mouth.” He also sent me text which read “F—you, F—your mother, and F—your Christian beliefs.”
“F—your mother” and that he is masturbating with her photo or that he applauded the men who gang raped her… “
4/01/14 Antonio, fuck you, and fuck your mother too.” This was one of his kinder messages “SUCK MY BIG FAT COCK JUST LIKE YOUR MOM USED TO DO!”
2/21/14
.fredschroeder 3/22/14 Keep this message at the top of your inbox
To: BrooklynMonk Graceffo
schroederf@hotmail.com
your an old, fat, ugly looser who couldn’t get laid in a woman’s prison… Although your mom did, but then again….

2/28/14 Keep this message at the top of your inbox
To: BrooklynMonk Graceffo
Fred @hotmail.com
Let me know where you want your grave dug. I’ll even throw in a copy of the bible from the Latter Day Saints. Your Mormon right?
03/14 So really, how many priest did you blow in Sunday school?
03/14 I’m busy jacking off to her pic now. Call ya later
03/15
And I’m sorry your mother was gangraped by a bunch of niggers. But ya known Sicilians are nothing more than niggas turned inside out. So who is your daddy anyway?

Did they ever catch the suspects (all your daddys) that did this terrible (although quite impressive) thing to yor mother?
03/16 Please send me a pic of your mom, I want to honor the situation by wearing a tshirt with her pic in remembrance of her brutal gangrape and DBC. Death By Cock
fredschroeder 3/21/14
What a pathetic piece of shit loser you are. I wouldn’t believe in god if I were you as I don’t think he lets faggots into heaven
03/22 Zero, because your an old, fat, ugly looser who couldn’t get laid in a woman’s prison… Although your mom did, but then again….
03 23 From: fred
To: antonio_graceffo@hotmail.com
Subject: RE: About the kick
Date: Sat, 22 Mar 2014 23:01:31 -0400
You really like to talk, and never stfu. Like mother like son, guess that’s why they teabagged your whore mom during her birth to you.

On a daily basis how many men cum in your mouth? Your mom was good at this, back In the day the boys used to pass her around like a nerf football.

fredschroeder 3/28/14 Keep this message at the top of your inbox
To: BrooklynMonk Graceffo
Schro @hotmail.com
You are such a jealous asshole. I told ya to come to sz, otherwise go suck on your training partners balls and stop sweating mine you stupid guinea wop fuck
> Subject: Hey fuckface
> From: fredschroeder
> Date: Sun, 30 Mar 2014 02:30:02 +0800
> To: antonio_graceffo@hotmail.com
> So are you and fagboy tan gonna both suck my cock simultaneously or one at a time.
> Hey send me that pic of your mom again. I wanna send you a nice one back after I receive it. Ok I’m gonna go jerkoff dreaming of your mom

fredschroeder 4/01/14 Keep this message at the top of your inbox
To: antonio_graceffo@hotmail.com
FRED @hotmail.com
Antonio, fuck you, and fuck your mother too. I told you to come to Shenzhen to fight me jackass.

fredschroeder 1:38 AM Keep this message at the top of your inbox
To: BrooklynMonk Graceffo
schroederfred@hotmail.com
I’m busy. Your mother is sucking my cock and about to release the evil into her mouth. Truly yours…

fredschroeder 4:56 AM Keep this message at the top of your inbox
To: BrooklynMonk Graceffo
schroederfred@hotmail.com
Man your mom is a rock star in bed! Holy shit 3 hours non stop bangin with my balls slapping dat ass!!!
Did you know that I would have been your father had the dog not beat up the stairs?
(17:16 Fred: first you must come and suck my dick. I want you to taste the seed that gave you life. Your mother would be so proud you sick and twisted fuck.)

Say hi to your mom in hell

Don’t contact me it’s a waste of one cause your a big damn pussy. Yes I know her grave as I dug her up and skullfucked her already

Not only does she have a right pussy but a tight eye socket too!
Friday 10:24am

Guess your moms been busy huh?

man i had no idea her cock was THAT BIG

Sent from my iPhone
fredschroeder 1:48 AM
To: BrooklynMonk Graceffo
schroederfred@hotmail.com
I would enjoy soccer kicking you in the mouth.
Btw god doesn’t exist. The only god is in my pants and I’m giving your mom confession right now. Open up bitch!

Sent from my iPhonefredschroeder 1:38 AM
To: BrooklynMonk Graceffo
schroederfred@hotmail.com
I’m busy. Your mother is sucking my cock and about to release the evil into her mouth. Truly yours…
12 May, I asked Fred when he thought he would be ready to fight me. He responded by text message, “After I fuck your mother.”

February 3, 2015
18:32 Fred: You really are a queer
18:45 Fred: every day its nice to kow that your mother is getting skullfucked by satans minions.

Fred messages 2015/2/3
SMS from Cambodia
Back in October, Fred lied to me and said he was leaving China. I called his China phone, but he had blocked my number. So, I called him from Cambodia on February 2, 2015 and he answered. I asked him why he backed out of a fight with me 22 times and he said, “Not this again. Go F—your mother.” Next,

MMA Talk on Radio One Cambodia (Parts 1 through 4)

In Uncategorized on March 5, 2015 at 4:52 am

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Radio host, Aaron Matthew Leverton, talks to KWC MMA coach, Alan Mccune, and Brooklyn Monk, Antonio Graceffo, about MMA, wrestling, judo, boxing, fighting and other manly stuff on Radio One, Phnom Penh Cambodia

Watch MMA Talk on Radio One Cambodia (Part 1) http://youtu.be/-VXU3_K2ms0

Watch MMA Talk on Radio One Cambodia (Part 2) http://youtu.be/qTRmkKE_Gws

Watch MMA Talk on Radio One Cambodia (Part 3) http://youtu.be/FWmWe9KQwNI

Watch MMA Talk on Radio One Cambodia (Part 4) http://youtu.be/If72iIT5TIc

Brooklyn Monk, Antonio Graceffo is a PhD candidate at Shanghai University of sport, writing his dissertation on comparative forms of Chinese wrestling. He is martial arts and adventure author living in Asia, the author of the books, “Warrior Odyssey’ and “The Monk from Brooklyn.” He is also the host of the web TV show, “Martial Arts Odyssey,” which traces his ongoing journey through Asia, learning martial arts in various countries.
The Monk from Brooklyn, the book which gave Antonio his name, and all of his other books, the book available at amazon.com. His book, Warrior Odyssey, chronicling Antonio Graceffo’s first six years in Asia, including stories about Khmer and Vietnamese martial arts as well as the war in Burma and the Shan State Army, is available at http://www.blackbeltmag.com/warrior_odyssey
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Open letter to Fred Schroeder a Pilot in Shenzhen

In Uncategorized on February 11, 2015 at 3:23 am

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Fred,

I know you haven’t done much fighting, so you may not understand the culture of the martial life. Therefore, I wanted to share this with you, in the hopes that you would overcome your fear and simply fight me, accept the loss and learn from it. Remember you have gained nothing, learned nothing, and proven nothing by dragging this thing on for two years. Your status of course has dramatically diminished by your repeated failures to either accept a fight when offered or accepting but not turning up.

Watch it on youtube http://youtu.be/XaYcLpXvvr8

In 1949, when Masahiko Kimura went to Brazil he hadn’t been defeated since his teens. In fact, he had a 13 year undefeated streak. He won the All Japan judo competition a record 9 times. Helio Gracie extended a challenge to Kimura and in that famous fight, Kimura broke Helio’s arm. But Helio didn’t lose face. In fact, the courage he showed in fighting Kimura elevated him to the status of legend and insured the continued success and development of Gracie jujitsu.

Fred, you have much more to gain by actually fighting me than by agreeing to fight and not showing up or playing games, stalling the arrangements of date time and place or making unreasonable demands such as I ride in your car or we fight at the airport, or that you want me to come to your hotel room for sex first, or that we fight on the street in a crowded tourist district in Shanghai, or any of the other preposterous demands you have made. Just fight me. Just agree, show up, and fight, and you will become more than you are now. Remember a man is two things, his word and his balls. You have broken your word repeatedly and you have demonstrated a complete lack of balls again, and again.

Here is more about the famous fight and how both Helio and Carlos Gracie viewed it.

Many years later Gracie told an interviewer that he never expected to win: “I thought that nobody in the world could defeat Kimura.” He said that his brother Carlos thought he would get seriously injured but that his “fear was surpassed by desire to know what…Kimura would do in a fight.” Carlos thought Kimura might open the door to an unknown world for me.”

This is why even the MMA students in Vietnam want to spar with me. They know they will lose, but they know they will learn. And for me, I train in a sports university where everyone is a black belt and everyone competes at the international level. And I spar, and I get beat, and I learn and grow. And no one thinks the less of me for losing those matches, the same as I think no less of my students for losing to me. I told you I fought san da in November of last year and lost. But my students, training partners, teachers, and even my opponent stood by me. We talked about what I did wrong, what I could have done better, and I have grown from the experience. Not to mention the fact that at nearly 50 years old, every fight I take seems like a bonus win or lose.

Two years is a long time to drag this out Fred. If you had started training when this thing started, you could be a blue belt already. But no matter, let this fight be the first step in your development as both a man and a martial artist. Please agree to fight me in a reasonable venue, preferably in a ring or a cage, but an open practice room is fine too. I am willing to fight in Shenzhe, and have been since the beginning, but the fight has to be in a real venue. Obviously, I think Shanghai makes the most sense because we have the venues. We have the cage, ring, or practice room. We could even fight in a public fight or a professional fight that goes on both of our records if you so chose. If we fight in Shanghai, I have my two cameramen, one for video and one for photos. You are a pilot and probably get free flights to Shanghai. And you have been here several times when you were supposed to fight me but backed out. Whether you chose Shenzhen or Shanghai, make it a real fight, not just more insults, lies and nonsense on your part. We will film it, and it will live on Youtube where you can refer back to it for the rest of your fight career. And the next time you brag about being a fighter and someone calls you a liar, you can point to that video as proof.

Antonio Graceffo