With the upcoming rematch between Eddie Bravo and Royler Gracie at Metamoris 3, the jiu-jitsu world has been buzzing and wondering how the two veterans of the sport are preparing for a rematch that has been 10 years in the making. Bravo spoke with Luke Thomas from MMAFighting.com to talk about facing Royler Gracie again after all these years.
“In my eyes, if I can beat him twice, that removes all doubt I got lucky the first time. As long as he doesn’t crush me and beat me really quick and I put on a good, valiant effort and I throw some heat on him; as long as it’s a good, entertaining match, in the long run it might not matter who wins or loses. I think them most important thing for jiu-jitsu is, this is an opportunity to take jiu-jitsu to the mainstream where it should’ve been a long time ago.
Yes, I want to win. Yes, I’ve trained like a madman. I’m stronger than ever, my cardio is better than ever. My jiu-jitsu is better than ever, thanks to Jean Jacques Machado. I want to win. I’m going out there to win, but the most import thing – for everybody, for the sake of jiu-jitsu – is we put on an exciting show, a show that people can’t stop talking about.”
Metamoris 3 takes places today at 4:00 PM PT.. Reserve your stream ticket here.
Tags: Eddie Bravo, Royler Gracie