Royce Gracie: willing to fight again for the UFC

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  1. I have no interest in watching him fight anymore. His BJJ, while very respected, is somewhat archaic by today's standards (lack of wrestling, footlocks, etc.). His salary demands would be extremely high and wouldn't be worth it from a fighting perspective, but, perhaps, it would be through marketing. If he were to get an offer, then it would have to be against someone who is also past his prime that could garner some interest. Him v Wallid Ismail would have a nice BJJ undertone (Wallid choked out Royce in the late-90's) and Wallid is a very polarizing figure. Add in the fact that he and Joe Silva have a solid business relationship and you can see the possibility increase.
    M.Ed. Ex Phys



  2. Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    I If he were to get an offer, then it would have to be against someone who is also past his prime that could garner some interest. .
    Tito Ortiz

    Its a win/win. Either Royce wins and all the BJJ people and Tito haters are happy or Tito wins and can finally retire.
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by spool View Post
    Tito Ortiz

    Its a win/win. Either Royce wins and all the BJJ people and Tito haters are happy or Tito wins and can finally retire.
    yea i duno about that, royce is past 40 so his 170 probably wouldnt do well against a 225

  4. lol grandpa versus grandpa

  5. Past his prime and once the Gracie's began offering belts online, I've lost all respect.
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by Aleksandar37 View Post
    Past his prime and once the Gracie's began offering belts online, I've lost all respect.
    yea i saw that, you fill out a form saying you've completed this many mat hours and you get a belt. pretty homo in my opinion. i mean anyone with a belt like that would get smashed at a regular school so who cares.

  7. You can buy a belt anywhere.

    To quote Royce, "A black belt only covers two inches of your ass; you have to cover the rest."
    M.Ed. Ex Phys


  8. Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    You can buy a belt anywhere.

    To quote Royce, "A black belt only covers two inches of your ass; you have to cover the rest."
    Agreed, but Gracie students used to be able to name each other. It was something truly earned and sure the Gracies have done so much for the sport that they deserve to get paid, but this just cheapens the name. Can't say I wouldn't cash in though lol.

  9. I can't say I would have much interest in seeing him fight anymore. I'd rather remember him as he was in his prime. He was a pioneer to the sport and the UFC owes him a great debt of gratitude IMO.

  10. Quote Originally Posted by spimp187 View Post
    I can't say I would have much interest in seeing him fight anymore. I'd rather remember him as he was in his prime. He was a pioneer to the sport and the UFC owes him a great debt of gratitude IMO.
    Yeah I agree. And maybee some day we can watch his sons compete, if they evolve from pure gracie jiujitsu and learn everything that mma fighters know today.

  11. Quote Originally Posted by vidapreta View Post
    Yeah I agree. And maybee some day we can watch his sons compete, if they evolve from pure gracie jiujitsu and learn everything that mma fighters know today.
    gracies compete in mma all the time. ryan was very good until he passed away. roger fights in strikeforce right now.

  12. Quote Originally Posted by AntonG42O View Post
    gracies compete in mma all the time. ryan was very good until he passed away. roger fights in strikeforce right now.
    Where do they fight?? UFC/Pride?? I guess i haven't kept up with them.

  13. Quote Originally Posted by vidapreta View Post
    Where do they fight?? UFC/Pride?? I guess i haven't kept up with them.
    you mean gracies in general? Renzo,Ryan and Rickson fought in Pride, Roger fights in strikeforce. i know Kyra is making an mma debut soon.

  14. Rickson had the best fighting stance. It was like those 1920's Irish boxers with the giant mustaches.
    NSCA - CSCS

  15. Ralek
    Igor
    Daniel
    Roger

    They've all been active in recent years. Hell, Renzo just fought this year, too. They live more off of their last name now in both MMA and submission grappling. Only Roger has been successful in the family in recent years. However, he's easily among the top-3 grapplers in the world right now (Drysdale, Jacare, Roger).
    M.Ed. Ex Phys

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