Royce Gracie back in the UFC
- 02-16-2006, 01:18 PM
- 02-17-2006, 01:32 AM
Even though Royce is outmatched in strength and age,don't ever count out a bjj black belt. I have been training bjj and mma for the past 5 years. I am pretty decent at bjj and weigh a pretty lean 220. I have also had my ass handed to me by really experienced bjj guys that weigh 160. At other times I have tapped out state champ level wrestlers pretty quickly. I myself have trained with some brazilian black belts and I can tell you that they don't believe in giving up or tapping out. I do believe that gracie would need to keep it on the ground if he wants a chance. But then again you would think by now that the gracies would invest some more time training standup. I myself see alot of local fighters that have better all around skill than anyone from 5 years ago. All mixed martial artists are vulnerable in one aspect of their game. Even though hughes is a better "all around" fighter he may be very vulnerable to Royces level of bjj. About all mma fighters know bjj and how to defend against most of the basic techniques but Royce is on a different level than your typical "cross trained" mma fighter. But then again Matt Hughes wrestling is on a different level than most "cross trained" fighters. In my experience I would much rather fight a strong wrestler than a skinny bjj world class black belt (they are just too squirmy and full of tricks). Well guys i have definately ranted more than normal JMO.. Peace.
02-17-2006, 11:33 AM
02-17-2006, 03:00 PM
Hughes Got Lucky Against Newton,, He Was Passing Out Already,, But Newton Wasnt Ready For The Drop,,
02-17-2006, 03:37 PM
You know, I wouldn't be surprised if Royce is doing very little, if any, training in other areas.
I can definitely see him coming into this fight with the mindset "I dominated with pure BJJ back in the day and I can do it again now." In other words, he may to try to prove the "superiority" of the art his family developed.
02-19-2006, 01:43 PM
Absolutely not. Royce was an MMA competitor from the beginning. I don't recall Royce being really great at pure BJJ. Wallid proved that he was better when he choked Royce unconcious.Originally Posted by Sir Savage
02-19-2006, 06:34 PM
Wallis shoked Royce unconcious,, i wonder if he would have the guts to call out Rickson to a bjj match,, haha
02-19-2006, 08:27 PM
Matt Hughes has always proved everyone wrong. He comes into every fight ready. However this time he will have his hands full. My best friend trained with Royce a year ago and he said the guy hasnt lost a step. He sparred with him after training and he said the guy kicked everyones ass. So this fight should go the distance
02-19-2006, 09:07 PM
Big Bump to that Jarhead... Hughes is in his prime right now, Royce is a legend and his skills are without a doubt the best, but I don't think that he will be able to keep up with Hughes at all. The sport has changed a lot and I think that Hughes will be in control of the fight. I can definitly seeing it end by Hughes slamming him then submitting him. I just don't think that Royce can get into this fight as much as Hughes will be. Just my opinion though..cuz all it takes is a quick shot out of no where = ]Originally Posted by jarhead
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