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Dave "Pee Wee" Herman, a 21-2 heavyweight fighter, made his UFC debut this past weekend in Vancouver at UFC 131. Herman was on the winning side of his fight, earning a TKO victory in the 2nd round. That impressive win was overshadowed by comments made by the man they call "Pee Wee".

"I honestly really don't think it does [work]," he told Ariel Helwani on the MMA News Hour.  "If you have any knowledge at all of jiu-jitsu, it's just not going to work. If you literally have never heard of anything and have no idea what they're doing, OK, kind of like the first UFC, yeah jiu-jitsu works. It's kind of like trickery, basically. If you have any idea about any of the tricks, it's just not going to work, unless you're a complete idiot and fall for it."

Obviously, these comments didn't sit well with fans of BJJ and or MMA. Renzo Gracie, world class jiu-jitsu practitioner and MMA legend took some offense to Herman's comment. Saying on Twitter, "Who's Dave Herman ?".

Herman did try to back track a little on his comments a couple of days later. Saying, "Maybe I should re-phrase it and just say, jiu-jitsu doesn't work on me," he said.

He went on to say that he trains wrestling and grappling for fights but rarely jiu-jitsu. Herman said he is ready to face anyone the UFC puts in front of him. So does the UFC put him with a ground guy now?

What do you think GARVnation, is BJJ dead in MMA ?

Do you hope Herman gets tapped out in his next UFC fight ?



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