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judoka01
10/19/2015 11:43pm,
So I saw a video on youtube of Frank Caracci's UFC 18 fight in which he lost (it was obviously many many years ago). Some of the comments were saying Frank Caracci was a BJJ black belt and him losing proves that BJJ sucks etc. You know what youtube comments are like right? So I googled around and saw on Frank's bio page that he is a BJJ black belt (now), but I thought that back in 1999 he probably wasn't, so in order to correct the good people of youtube I decided to find out when Frank got his BJJ black belt. I found out he and Chris Holmes had both started BJJ at the same time and as I couldn't find Frank's email I decided to email Chris to ask him when Frank was given his BJJ black. For the record, I never doubted it, just wanted to find out the timeline, so people wouldn't hate on Frank. I got some funny and revealing email so I thought I'd post them here. Its really quite ironic that I started out trying to defend Frank but now I feel like hes a bit of an asshole, along with that Chris friend of his. So anyway, heres the screenshots. Might give some of you a laugh and an insight into the minds of two BJJ black belts that represent Carlos Machado and his school.

http://i.imgur.com/IDNWYYJ.png

http://i.imgur.com/yodTbU7.png

http://i.imgur.com/uzB6hCa.png
I don't know what a 'nola BJJ fag' is. Maybe someone on here can inform me?

Out of nowhere I get an email from Frank now, which is fine, now I can hear from the great humble man himself:

http://i.imgur.com/ODrAlA1.png

http://i.imgur.com/llKEMuW.png

http://i.imgur.com/sqsQI4J.png


I didn't reply to the last one but about half an hour later this arrived in my inbox:
http://i.imgur.com/pZRe5uK.png


Anyways, hope you had a laugh. Disappointing that Frank gets this offended over something so small as someone taking an interest in his career. Hope I didn't come off as 'rerartwd'.

cualltaigh
10/20/2015 12:11am,
Lol, he is a little defensive, isn't he?!

Anyway, found a video of Mr Caracci receiving his black belt from Carlos Machado on the La Martial Arts Academy Facebook page. It was posted on 17 March 2014:

https://www.facebook.com/550411011657584/videos/735794353119248/

judoka01
10/20/2015 12:13am,
Ah thats a nice vid. Good for him. I had heard on another forum that he had been working very hard on his bjj so I guess it paid off.

Permalost
10/20/2015 1:22pm,
What a couple of toolbags.

BKR
10/20/2015 1:29pm,
So I saw a video on youtube of Frank Caracci's UFC 18 fight in which he lost (it was obviously many many years ago). Some of the comments were saying Frank Caracci was a BJJ black belt and him losing proves that BJJ sucks etc. You know what youtube comments are like right? So I googled around and saw on Frank's bio page that he is a BJJ black belt (now), but I thought that back in 1999 he probably wasn't, so in order to correct the good people of youtube I decided to find out when Frank got his BJJ black belt. I found out he and Chris Holmes had both started BJJ at the same time and as I couldn't find Frank's email I decided to email Chris to ask him when Frank was given his BJJ black. For the record, I never doubted it, just wanted to find out the timeline, so people wouldn't hate on Frank. I got some funny and revealing email so I thought I'd post them here. Its really quite ironic that I started out trying to defend Frank but now I feel like hes a bit of an asshole, along with that Chris friend of his. So anyway, heres the screenshots. Might give some of you a laugh and an insight into the minds of two BJJ black belts that represent Carlos Machado and his school.

http://i.imgur.com/IDNWYYJ.png

http://i.imgur.com/yodTbU7.png

http://i.imgur.com/uzB6hCa.png
I don't know what a 'nola BJJ fag' is. Maybe someone on here can inform me?

Out of nowhere I get an email from Frank now, which is fine, now I can hear from the great humble man himself:

http://i.imgur.com/ODrAlA1.png

http://i.imgur.com/llKEMuW.png

http://i.imgur.com/sqsQI4J.png


I didn't reply to the last one but about half an hour later this arrived in my inbox:
http://i.imgur.com/pZRe5uK.png


Anyways, hope you had a laugh. Disappointing that Frank gets this offended over something so small as someone taking an interest in his career. Hope I didn't come off as 'rerartwd'.

Hey, I know that Jeff Miller guy, LOL, from my years in Louisiana. I now of Wall but never met him, he showed up more or less after I left the state.

Those guys are pretty touch, IMO. Maybe they have had some bad experiences regarding their rank qualifications in the past.

Betters in Budo, that's a gas...

Raycetpfl
10/20/2015 2:02pm,
I have met a wealthy Carlos machado 4 Stripe Brown belt. I think I know why they are so defensive. I would have to meet more of them to tell for sure.

BKR
10/20/2015 4:09pm,
I have met a wealthy Carlos machado 4 Stripe Brown belt. I think I know why they are so defensive. I would have to meet more of them to tell for sure.

Hmmm, whatever do you mean by that...

judoka01
2/05/2016 8:09pm,
Received a one-line email today from Frank which simply contained the following link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXRM_y1C0Ls

judoka01
2/05/2016 8:10pm,
I posted in the video comments: 'Glad to hear Frank. I never doubted it' but he deleted it a few minutes later. Strange guy.

Ming Loyalist
2/05/2016 10:15pm,
What a couple of toolbags.

come sign a waiver

BKR
2/06/2016 2:10pm,
I am really glad I am not involved in martial arts in Louisiana anymore...