Royce Gracie Named The 44th Greatest Athlete Of All Time By Sports Illustrated
UFC Hall Of Famer Royce Gracie still holds the record for the most submission victories in UFC history at 11. He was a three-time UFC tournament champion (UFC 1,2,4) and was the man who truly put Brazilian jiu-jitsu on the map in America, and he was the first man ever inducted into the UFC Hall Of Fame. He should always be considered one of the greatest athletes on the planet.
— Royce Gracie (@realroyce) January 10, 2014
Abu Dahbi Combat Club’s website contributor Kid Peligro was able to catch up with Gracie.
“I am honored to make sports illustrated top 50 athletes of all time list,” Gracie said. “I don’t get excited about many things but this is something that humbles me.”