“In order to make a negative comment about the Gracie family, you have to help the Gracie family. You have to actually be producing new champions, putting your time to build new champions. I don’t remember Royce doing that… Each man chooses their path. How can I judge someone if I don’t walk on their shoes? It’s their comfort zones. Unfortunately, I cannot just sit and watch. Don’t judge others with harsh word on situations that you didn’t try to improve them. This is the portrait of life. People will claim that we forgot who we are, that we forgot jiu-jitsu. … We didn’t forget s–t, man. We are 100% what we are. We live, eat and breathe what we do. Come train them, and then you’re going to be able to evaluate the reality. Sometimes people move away from reality and start dreaming, and they start living in the dreamland, judging others by their dreams or believing what people tell them.”
Awhile back, Royce Gracie was very critical of the performances being put out by former UFC middleweight fighter, Roger Gracie. Stating that pure jiu-jitsu is enough to win inside the Octagon and blaming the absence of that mentality for the losses he notched.
In this quote his cousin, Renzo Gracie, tells ‘The MMA Hour‘ that this is not the case and Royce is wrong.