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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...

Mike Tyson vs. Royce Gracie: The UFC Match That Never Happened

Mike Tyson is one of the most recognized athletes in the world. Known for his terrifying knockout power and his aggressive forward movement, Tyson has won the WBA, WBC, IBF, and The Ring heavyweight...

Daniel Cormier: “UFC’s Greatest Submission Artist in History is Royce Gracie”

Who’s the greatest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athlete in the UFC’s history? There are a lot of answers to this question, but Daniel Cormier – former UFC’s heavyweight and...

Royce Gracie Talks Kron’s Setback in the UFC: “He Showed That He Can Take A Punch”

Royce Gracie – a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and MMA legend – is one of the most responsible athletes for the spread of mixed martial arts’ and BJJ’s popularity. Recently, he spoke on...

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’s Son, Khonry Was Cut by Bellator

In recent weeks, the UFC made a list of layoffs and now it was Bellator’s turn to give up 18 fighters incuding Khonry Gracie , son of the legend Royce Gracie. Welterweight, Khonry debuted at...

The Prominence And History Of BJJ Legend Royce Gracie

Guest post by Evolve MMA, Asia’s premier championship brand for martial arts. It has the most number of World Champions on the planet. Named as the #1 ranked martial arts organization in Asia by...

How GOOD Was Royce Gracie Actually? His MMA Track Record Shows

Whenever you hear Royce Gracie’s name, you’ll be able to hear quite a bit about him; about being a legendary figure of both BJJ and MMA, but a controversial one as well. The truth is...

Mike Tyson On If He Could Have Beaten Royce Gracie Back in The Day

Both Mike Tyson and Royce Gracie have marked the history of their respective sports: Boxing for Tyson and MMA for Gracie. Back in 1993 Royce Gracie was the top man in the UFC and dominating the early...

Sakuraba Teaches The Moves He Used Against Royce Gracie

20 years ago, Kazushi Sakuraba defeated Royce Gracie in the longest fight in MMA History. The bout lasted an incredible 90 Minutes! Kazushi Sakuraba, a professional wrestler who derived his...