Renzo Gracie chokes out would-be muggers while tweeting his crime-fighting crusade

Photo of Renzo Gracie by Esther Lin for MMA Fighting

Remember kids, don't try this at home.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and PRIDE veteran Renzo Gracie continued the rash of robberies gone wrong by clowning two hapless muggers looking for a mark on the streets of New York.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for the win.

Gracie (13-7) was being tailed in the wee hours of the morning today (Sept. 7, 2012) and kept his Twitter followers abreast of the situation:

22nd street and 10th ave right now two guys following me, can't help but have a big smile upon my face Im talking about a happy one ;-)))) Waiting for them... Are they really thinking I'm drunk??? They have to be kidding. Hahahaha 25th and 10ave ;-) they are getting closer lol ;-) I just stop to take a pic, they pretend they are looking at the window, can't lie... My blood runs in a different speed, man I miss Brazil. JiuJitsu ;-))) never leave home without it ;-) Please hold there for just a couple minutes ;-) be right back.

See how the story unfolds, after the jump.

They are coming closer, asking for a cigaret ;-) lol can't help but have a smile in my face. I don't smoke. Pretend to wobble. They smile. My hands hurt... Can't help but look at him the other one took off running, not much of a friend. Chicken :-/ I can still see him, he looks back as he runs, no chance to catch him... Even though I began to try to run after him, I realize How slow I was. Fuck it :-/// This one asks me why did I do that, pretending to be stupid, one little kick to the ribs makes him whine and apologize, as I'm writing this. I ask him if he was planing to rob me, he says no. All he wanted was a cigarette, lol I can't help but have a big smile upon my face, and .. The certainty that if it was an ordinary man he would be sad about his stolen goods. Fucking cunt cries like a bitch when the tide turns... I can't help but take a pic as his nose bleeds and he wines and asks why did I do that... Like he doesn't know the reason... My fucking hands hurt, hurt like hell... Drove around two blocks... The other fellow disappear, I'm heading home... Angry for not finding the second one. Guess no sleeping tonight. I knew it ;-) yessss There is basic things like you don't come back to where the problem was.. You just don't, I knew he would, just going around the block would be enough... Dumb f%#^ I just gave him the old style Raccoon, it has been a while since the last time I did.. Choke him out 3 times...And before he woke up I did hit each eye socket at least twice, tomorrow he will wake up like a raccoon, and every time he woke up I was whispering at his ears.. That's what death feels like it.. Don't do that again. My fucking hand hurts, :-/ a lot Next time I will use only the elbows, damn I miss that feeling, sometimes I wonder if the easy life has been making me soft.. All those years in Brazil, without knowing if I would make it home had to count for something, I can't lie I could have jump in a cab but I could not help, I could spot them from a mile away, walking was my option, thank you mayor Giuliani, nobody carries a gun in our beautiful state, my lucky day, their bad day... My hand hurts and @FrankieEdgar is here at 9:30am for some training, shoot damn little guy.

See the complete account of Gracie's crime-fighting crusade on his official Twitter account by clicking here.

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