Darce Side Radio: Ralek Gracie 'lost respect for Eddie Bravo as a man' after Metamoris 3

Esther Lin MMAFighting

Each week, "Darce Side Radio" podcast host Michael Stets shares his mixed martial arts (MMA) opinions on the latest hot topics, event previews (and reviews), key storylines and, of course, interviews many of the best fighters and personalities in the sport today. On this week's show, Stets is joined by Metamoris founder Ralek Gracie and GLORY/WSOF light heavyweight Tyrone Spong

We learned quite a bit this past weekend, including, but not limited to:

Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino isn't unbeatable, Steve Carl didn't put up much of a fight against Rousimar Palhares, Alexander Shlemenko crushes all Bellator middleweights in Hector Lombard's absence, and everyone's idea on "The Walking Dead" to head to Terminus was a horrible idea.

Oh yeah, and the main event between Eddie Bravo and Royler Gracie at Metamoris 3 was bananas!!!

Episode 29 of "Darce Side Radio" is a stacked one! Ralek Gracie came on to discuss last weekend's Metamoris 3 event, which featured the much anticipated submission-only rematch between Eddie Bravo and Royler Gracie, as well as Royce Gracie confronting Bravo after the event and when fans can expect Metamoris 4.

As you know by now, Bravo has made comments recently on Joe Rogan's Podcast, saying he thinks Gracie is upset with him. MMAmania has Gracie's exclusive response in this week's episode. Here are a few samples from Gracie's insightful and honest interview: regarding Bravo's comments.

"Aside from how he competed and showing up as a warrior and competing and presenting his jiu-jitsu in a cool way. This is where I started to lose respect for Eddie as a man, because he completely fabricated that. Now if he wants to assume that I was mad at him, that's one thing. But to openly, publicly address and suggest that I am mad at him after an event like that, when I literally put everything in my life into making that event happen. For him to say  'Ralek is mad at me,' and suggest that in four different interviews publicly, in big interviews, in big publications. That's all political. That's a complete front. It's really, really sad. I just started thinking about it, and I realized he's starting his own event and he wanted to basically, in some way, kind of discredit me as the owner of the event and give himself a reason to feel that he can now disconnect from me and just publicly put it out there where normally you wouldn't do that. If you felt like somebody was mad at you, you wouldn't have to do that. You wouldn't have to say 'oh I know this person is mad at me,' or 'I think they are mad at me' as if it's this important piece of information as far as the total scheme of things."

"He hasn't responded. I texted him. He hasn't responded since Sunday night. He hasn't responded. He's not reaching out to me saying 'hey man Ralek, dude are you really mad at me? Is there something really happening?' We have the relationship where he can do that. It's a pretty weird thing to me. He didn't need to do that.... Maybe he will hear this interview and his whole campaign will change, but at this point I feel like he's on a campaign and he has a goal. That's the way I see it because that's just all I've been presented with. I could be completely wrong."

Listen to the whole interview to hear all his thoughts on that and more in the audio player below.

If that isn't enough to tide you over, then how about Tyrone Spong? The "King of the Ring" swung through to preview his opening round bout in the four-man light heavyweight tournament at GLORY 15 against Saulo Cavalari, give his thoughts on the potential match up and rematch against Gokhan Saki if both fighters make the final, how he is progressing in MMA, when his rumored boxing fight will take place, and how he prepares for a tournament. He also shares a hilarious story from training camp.

The audio player is embedded below (just click play). All segments are marked for the lazy who wish to jump ahead.

Be sure to follow @Michael_Stets for future guest announcements and random Twitter conversation.

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