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MMA legend Renzo Gracie sentenced to community service for participation in New York City nightclub brawl

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Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight, Renzo Gracie, was sentenced to 10 to 15 days of community service for his involvement in a brawl outside a New York City nightclub (watch video here) in May 2014.

This, after the mixed martial arts (MMA) pioneer agreed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge, according to New York Post.

The "calculated" attack resulted in a broken arm for Craig Molesphini, a member of the 1Oak nightclub security team and the target of Gracie and his crew's rage. Molesphini says he had never witnessed or been apart of anything like went down that night.

"All of the seven men were fighting, doing MMA moves on the guards, some of whom were injured. In my entire 14-year career, I have never seen anything like this."

That's what happens when trained fighters such as Gracie and his cousin Igor Gracie, Leonardo Leite, Rafael Barbosacarualh, Gregor L. Rangel, Leonardo DaCosta and former UFC middleweight, Andre Gusmao, take their skills to the streets.

The brawl was apparently prompted after one of Gracie's friends was denied entry into the hot spot a week prior. Gracie, however, issued a statement saying that the melee, which got him and all six of crew members arrested, was nothing more than a big "misunderstanding."

Furthermore, during his first official interview regarding the incident, Gracie denied ever hitting the "rude" bouncer after mounting him because he immediately "chickened out."

The rest of Gracie's crew was levied with community service, too.