Archive: Royce Gracie

Apr 29, 2014 8:14 pm

Royce Gracie: Eddie Bravo Endorses Drugs and it is Disrespectful to Jiu-Jitsu

UFC legend Royce Gracie stated in a recent interview that he does not appreciate Eddie Bravo’s endorsement of drugs and alcohol while being a role model in martial arts. Even though it was obvious that a couple select members of the Gracie Family and Eddie Bravo never got along, nobody knew the reason for the...

Apr 22, 2014 11:56 am

PHOTO | EA UFC Reveals Royce Gracie In-Game Character

The people behind the upcoming UFC video game, EA Sports, have just released the latest shot from the UFC video game. In the previous month we have seen the in-game characters of Joe Lauzon, Chuck Liddell, the Korean Zombie, Forrest Griffin, Jon Jones, GSP, Alexander Gustafsson, Rashad Evans, Frank Mir, Scott Jorgensen, Cub Swanson, Ronda Rousey, Robbie Lawler, Miesha Tate,  Chael Sonnen and Nate...

Apr 2, 2014 12:16 pm

Bravo Has The Bug – Will Compete Again In Metamoris or His Own Show

  Following his dominant Metamoris 3 headliner, 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu founder, Eddie Bravo, has the bug to compete again and will do it when the right opportunity presents itself. “What I do from this point on is to secure the best future for my family. I want what’s coming to me, so whatever the...


Apr 1, 2014 7:57 am

Eddie Bravo: “Royce Gracie wants to kick my ass? How cool is that!”

The long-awaited re-match between Jiu-Jitsu legends Royler Gracie, son of renown Helio Gracie, and 10th planet jiu-jitsu’s Eddie Bravo finally took place at Metamoris 3, in Los Angeles, this past weekend (March 29, 2014). Many fans hoped for a repeat of their meeting in 2003 at the Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) grappling tournament, in...

Mar 31, 2014 1:32 pm

Royce Gracie Confirms Spat With Bravo, Wants To Fist Fight

  Royce Gracie is ready to throw down with Eddie Bravo. Moments after Bravo and Royler Gracie took part in a thrilling, 20-minute draw at the submission-only Metamoris 3, Royce made it a point to track down Bravo back stage to give his thoughts on Bravo’s post-fight speech. First word appeared on the Underground that...

Mar 30, 2014 3:15 pm

Eddie Bravo Threatened by Royce Gracie After Metamoris 3?

BJJ promotion Metamoris put on their third event this past Saturday, which was headlined by one of the most anticipated rematches in the sport’s history: Eddie Bravo vs. Royler Gracie II. Although the bout ended in a draw as neither competitor was able to submit the other, Bravo controlled more of the grappling exchanges throughout...

Mar 20, 2014 7:57 am

Royce Gracie: Rener & Ryron Are Misrepresenting Jiu Jitsu

In the greatest of all fantasy worlds, anyone can become of Gracie Jiu Jitsu black belt simply by having money in a Paypal and an internet connection. They could teach others, and fight others with the knowledge that they have been trained like the best GJJ black belts in the world, without leaving their living...

Mar 11, 2014 10:02 am

Chael Sonnen Credits Two Brazilians For His Desire To Start Fighting

It doesn’t come as a big surprise that Chael Sonnen isn’t the most popular personality in Brazil. However, it seems that the “American Gangster” has been admiring Brazilian fighters since the beginning of his career. Sonnen took to Brazilian media organization Globo to discuss two Brazilian fighters that had a big influence on the sport and...

Jan 21, 2014 12:47 pm

The UFC’s Good Guys: Former Champs who play nice

The UFC is sort of like teen-heart throb Justin Beiber. Some people (13-year-old girls) love the guy, while others (everyone else) find him rather obnoxious. The UFC and its main man Dana White have made their fair share of enemies over the years, whether it be disgruntled fighters, outraged fans or rival promotions. The most...

Jan 10, 2014 9:01 am

Royce Gracie Named The 44th Greatest Athlete Of All Time By Sports Illustrated

The 44th greatest? Out of 50? He should be higher up the list, but at least Sports Illustrated promoted him as one of the greatest. 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...

Nov 15, 2013 9:29 am

VIDEO | UFC 167: Dana White Talks GSP Rumors, NSAC Issues and More

UFC president Dana White talks about the 20th anniversary of the UFC, how he is honoring the former ownership, Georges St-Pierre’s retirement rumors, his issues with the Nevada State Athletic Commission, Sonnen vs. Evans, the pressure on Rory MacDonald, Anthony Pettis’ knee injury, Cain Velasquez’s shoulder injury, Nick Diaz, Miesha Tate’s growing popularity, Dan Henderson’s...

Nov 14, 2013 8:58 am

Royce Gracie wants ‘no gloves, no time limit, and no rules’ back in the UFC

Royce Gracie, UFC 1 champion and Brazilian jujitsu legend, recently gave his thoughts on the UFC’s popularity and how it has grown since its creation. Gracie (14-2-3 MMA, 11-1-1 UFC) spoke Wednesday, during UFC 167’s media workouts. “It became mainstream. I know because little kids now, when I travel – I’m on the road about...

Nov 5, 2013 7:01 am

Renzo Gracie Responds To Royce Criticism

“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...

Sep 19, 2013 10:34 am

Royce Gracie: Kyra Is Better Than Ronda Rousey

“Kyra has talent, is tough, she only needs the discipline to train (MMA). It’s always a pleasure to watch a Gracie winning. We were born fighting. She has the whole package. She has more submissions, is more used to competition. (Ronda Rousey) is good, she knows what she’s doing. (But) Kyra’s jiu-jitsu is better, with...

Sep 17, 2013 10:35 am

Royce Gracie Urges Family To Get Back To Their Roots And Train Pure Jiu Jitsu

“Jiu jitsu is enough. I’ve trained boxing in the past to learn the distance, trained wrestling to understand how he would take me down, but I won’t get there to fight my opponent’s game. The (new) guys (from the Gracie) family want to complement their game, like if jiu-jitsu was incomplete. I guess they forgot...

Jul 3, 2013 6:44 am

Memorable Moments in the UFC Part 3 of 3

This is the conclusion to our three part series looking at some of the most memorable moments in the UFC. Enjoy! Matt Hughes TKO’s Royce Gracie at UFC 60 Then reigning welterweight pound for pound king Matt Hughes agreed to fight one of the most dangerous jiu jitsu fighters of all time in Royce Gracie....

Jun 26, 2013 12:52 pm

BJ Penn tops Anderson Silva’s list of all time greatest fighters

During Tuesday’s media teleconference call to promote UFC 162, longtime middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva (33-4 MMA, 16-0 UFC) was asked to name the four greatest fighters in MMA history, pound for pound: “In my opinion, B.J. Penn is No. 1,” replied Silva. “And then Randy Couture, Chuck Liddell and then Royce Gracie.” 1....

Jun 25, 2013 1:17 pm

UFC 162 Conference Call Highlights

Today, the UFC held it’s conference call for UFC 162 which features a middleweight title fight between longtime champion, Anderson Silva (33-4) and Chris Weidman (9-0). The call was mostly directed the the middleweight champion, Silva as he fielded questions that ranged from his legacy in the sport, a fight with Roy Jones Jr. and...

Jun 24, 2013 11:19 am

Tito Ortiz Takes Issue With Stephan Bonnar in the UFC Hall Of Fame

By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC Hall of Fame fighter and former UFC light heavyweight champion, Tito Ortiz, spoke recently to MMA Junkie about his concerns toward the UFC Hall of Fame’s new inductee, Stephan Bonnar.  It was announced last month that Bonnar and Forrest Griffin are to enter the Hall of Fame together at the...

Oct 3, 2012 6:03 am

#9 BJPENN.COM RADIO:Ralek Gracie, Lorenz Larkin & Miguel Torres

  BJPenn.Com Radio returns on Sunday night at 6:30pm eastern with a trio of great guests who are sure to entertain the masses. Joining hosts Mitch Ciccarelli and Bryan Levick first will be Ralek Gracie the son of legendary Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu professor Rorion Gracie. Ralek is also the nephew of former UFC Champion Royce Gracie...

Jul 18, 2012 10:04 am

Fertitta Breaks Down The Most Important UFC Battles In History | UFC NEWS

The UFC has its fair share of memorable moments unforgettable icons. But where do these historic fights stack up in the eyes of UFC owner, Lorenzo Fertitta? Dave Deibert of Postmedia News shared his top ten list with Fertitta at UFC 148 to get his opinion on these 10 historic fights that helped define the...