Renzo Gracie, Igor Gracie, and Gregor Gracie, along with four other men, were arrested early Monday morning outside of a Manhattan nightclub, after allegedly beating up a bouncer from the club.
The Gracies and the other men were arrested at approximately 1:30 a.m. ET outside the 1 OAK nightclub, according to The New York Daily News. The bouncer, identified as Craig Molesphini, reportedly suffered a broken arm during the fracas.
The seven men involved in the altercation – including Renzo, Igor and Gregor Gracie – were charged with gang assault. They were arraigned Monday evening. Each was held on a $10,000 bond.
According to Fox Sports, the charge was reduced from felony gang assault to a misdemeanor assault charge, which carries a possible one-year sentence compared to a possible 15 years had the charge remained as a felony gang assault.
Renzo Gracie posted bail and was released Tuesday morning, according to MMAFighting.com, whom he told via text message, “Everything is a misunderstanding. We always had a great relationship with that amazing club and all their employees. Soon everything will be clear.”
Renzo Gracie is one of the most famed members of the Gracie clan, having amassed an MMA record of 13-7-1 with 1 no contest. The 47-year-old veteran hasn’t fought since UFC 112 in April of 2010.