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Royce Gracie Explains Why He Won’t Wear a Coral Belt But instead Wears a Blue Belt

  For the past few years, Royce Gracie has been wearing a dark blue belt in honour of his father Grandmaster Helio Gracie.     After the death of Grandmaster Helio Gracie, Royce...

Royce Gracie Did 3 Hour Cold Water Swims, Ran 41 Miles In A Single Session – For His UFC 1 Preparation

Various people prepare in various ways for their fights… But back when Royce Gracie did it for his UFC 1 preparation, he pushed it to the extreme. During his appearance on the Joe Rogan...

Royce Gracie on What Happened When Gordon Ryan Asked to Roll with Him

In a recent episode on the Joe Rogan podcast, MMA legend Royce Gracie shares a memorable encounter with jiu-jitsu phenomenon Gordon Ryan. Gracie, a pioneer of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in mixed martial...

Royce Gracie Reveals Why His Father Chose Him For The UFC 1 Fight

Royce Gracie recently shed light on why his family selected him to fight in UFC 1, back in 1993. And, well, the reason might surprise you… Because it was trusted that Royce will not inflict...

Royce Gracie’s UFC 1 Opponent Passes Away At 61 Years Old

Art Jimmerson, who famously faced Royce Gracie in the inaugural UFC event in 1993, passed away last Wednesday at the age of 61. His daughter confirmed his death but did not disclose the cause....

Royce Gracie Criticizes BJJ Competition: “It Doesn’t Work That Way”

Royce Gracie isn’t particularly “in love” with the present state of competition in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Why? Because he doesn’t believe it portrays a true picture. According...

Royce Gracie Praises Gordon Ryan: “He’s Awesome”

In a recent discussion about the landscape of today’s grappling world, Royce Gracie shared his thoughts on none other than one of the greatest and most controversial BJJ athletes of all time...

Watch: UFC Legend Royce Gracie Accept Islam As His Religion: “I’m Going to Mecca”

It appears that UFC legend Royce Gracie has converted to Islam. Gracie had a meeting with Eddie Redzovic (bjj black belt founder of Team Redzovic in Chicago) and Islamic leader Shaykh Uthman Ibn...

UFC Legend Royce Gracie Converts to Islam

It appears that UFC legend Royce Gracie has converted to Islam. Gracie had a meeting with Eddie Redzovic (bjj black belt founder of Team Redzovic in Chicago) and Islamic leader Shaykh Uthman Ibn...

Vitor Belfort on Finding his Style : ‘We Had Rickson, Royce Gracie. These Guys were not Good.”

MMA legend Vitor Belfort first got into Jiu-Jitsu through Carlson Gracie. Initially, he was training with one of his students, who told him that he “needed to train with Carlson,” because he...

Royce Gracie: “My Father [Helio Gracie] Was Way Ahead Of Everybody”

Royce Gracie, a name synonymous with the foundations of mixed martial arts (MMA), revolutionized the sport by showcasing the effectiveness of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. His legendary victories in the...

Comedian Ron Josol Fought Royce Gracie in a Gracie Challenge back in the 90’s

The Gracie Challenge was an open invitation match initiated by members of the Gracie family. It aimed to showcase the effectiveness of their self-defense system, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, in comparison to...

Khabib Talks Royce Gracie: “Even If You’re Small, You Can Beat Bigger Guys”

Despite his infamous “If Sambo was easy, it would be called Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu” T-shirt, Khabib Nurmagomedov has a ton of respect for the Gentle Art. For example, in a “Muslim...

Royce Gracie Critiques BJJ Academies For Not Teaching Self-Defense

Why did you start training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? Perhaps you found out about it by chance and it seemed interesting, maybe a friend recommended it to you, or maybe you were looking to learn how to...

Royce Gracie: “BJJ Academies Lost The Essence Of Martial Arts”

Royce Gracie, UFC’s and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu legend, thinks that BJJ academies have “lost their way”. Predominantly because, in his opinion, they are increasingly neglecting the...

Georges St-Pierre: “For Me, Royce Gracie Is The Greatest Of All Time”

When you think of mixed martial arts (MMA), who comes to mind as the greatest of all time? For Georges St-Pierre, there is only one answer: Royce Gracie. St-Pierre shared why he thinks that in a...

BJJ Legend Royce Gracie Wins Tax Fraud Case Against IRS

UFC and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu legend Royce Gracie had a seven-year-long battle with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) – and has now forced the IRS to “tap out”. The IRS claimed that...

Elon Musk Trained Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Discusses Royce Gracie

Did you know that Tesla founder Elon Musk has trained Jiu Jitsu? He trained BJJ in Palo Alto, California. His kids have been training since they were 6 years old. Elon Musk, the billionaire...

Khabib Ranks Greatest MMA Fighters Ever – Includes Royce Gracie

Khabib Nurmagomedov, retired UFC lightweight champion and one of the greatest mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters in history, has made his own list of top 15 MMA fighters of all time! And yes, among...

Bruce Buffer Was Once Choked Out By Royce Gracie: “45 Seconds Later…”

Bruce Buffer, one of the best combat sports announcers of all time, is also a well-versed martial artist. What’s more, all the way back in 1991, he had a sparring match with the legendary Royce...

29 Years Ago: Royce Gracie Changed The World Of Martial Arts Forever

November 12, 1993 marks one of the most important dates for martial arts in history – Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in particular. For, 29 years (and 1 day) ago, Royce Gracie won the first-ever UFC...

[Watch] Gordon Ryan & Royce Gracie Meet And Roll

Royce Gracie is a legendary BJJ and MMA figure. A son of Helio Gracie, he is often said to be the most influential figure in Jiu-Jitsu; as he brought awareness to it through famous victories in the...

Royce Gracie Excited About Conor McGregor’s Return To The Octagon

Royce Gracie, widely considered to be one of the most influential figures in BJJ and MMA, is anticipating the return of Conor McGregor to the octagon. McGregor is expected to make his return sometime...

JT Torres: “I Was Promoted To Blue Belt By Royce Gracie – That Was Crazy!”

Jonathan “JT” Torres is one of the most successful contemporary Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes. However, as everyone else at an elite level, he was once a white belt. And then, one day, he...