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Tim Tebow

Hardcore MMA Training

with Fighting LEGENDS

7/5/2012 9:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

Tim Tebow training with the Gracie family
Tim Tebow has begun training with some of the baddest men on the planet ... men who revolutionized the art of hand-to-hand combat ... the legendary Gracie family.

In case you're unaware, the Gracie family basically built the UFC -- and badasses like Royce Gracie have destroyed countless opponents by using a special form of Brazilian jiu-jitsu created by his  father, Helio Gracie.

Now, the New York Jets quarterback has joined up with the Gracie family at their headquarters in Beverly Hills -- where he was training with Royce's nephew Ryron Gracie and UFC heavyweight Brendan Schaub (in the grey shirt).

After the training session, the Gracie brother's tweeted about their newest pupil, "Everyone please give a warm welcome to the newest member of the Gracie Family."

Ryron also tweeted to Tim ... saying, "Your athleticism/intelligence makes teaching Jiu jitsu even easier!"

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PopTart    

OMG! I LOVE Brendan Schaub!

808 days ago
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Dante    

Fighting LEGENDS? Where? None of them are not and will not be a legend...

808 days ago
3.

James    

Brendan Schaub is one of my favorite fighters by far, I love the guys style. Tebow is awesome too.

808 days ago
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KnuckleDragger    

Is this the male version of the Rockettes?

808 days ago
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NickSunset    

Ryron, who named this kid a 1 year old baby? Chuck Norris would beat them all up!

808 days ago
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Josh     

A "CLOSE" bunch of guys! Anderson Cooper will be 360... ing Teblow shortly.

808 days ago
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Jordan    

Which one is Tebow Boyfriend?

808 days ago
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Bird    

I guess he needs something to occupy his time with all the sex he's NOT having.

808 days ago
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Slomoshun    

LEGENDS...rofl.

808 days ago
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CL    

The Gracies didn't "build the UFC." Dana White built the UFC. The Gracies are fighters and they run a brand of Gyms. Come on TMZ.

808 days ago
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MrHarrybawls2010    

Somewhere along the way Mr. Tebow forgot the basic principle of Christianity. One is supposed to draw attention to God, not to one self. Leave the praying for behind closed doors Tim, not at the 50 yard line in a stadium of 60,000 people and a tv audience of millions. That is creating a spectacle of oneself. At any rate, Mr. Tebow needs to work on being a better quarterback if he wants to remain in the NFL...and in the spotlight he desperately craves.

808 days ago
12.

JT    

Great way to get some man action without seeming gay. Maybe God won't even notice.

808 days ago
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DaveT    

Never would have put the words "Tebow" and "MMA" together in my head :D
Just goes to show ya never know, either way good luck hope they have fun, the ground game in MMA is under appreciated but takes a lot of strength, skill and stamina.

808 days ago
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DopeLikeCoke    

I have yet to see Tim Tebow pictured with a woman, not related to him.

808 days ago
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Who-Day    

Ryron Gracie has the Gracie name but is NOT a legend. That is like saying Willow Smith is a legend because she is Will Smith's daughter.

808 days ago
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