Royce on New Generation of Gracies in MMA: “We’re Not a Family, We’re a Factory’

Royce on New Generation of Gracies in MMA: “We’re Not a Family, We’re a Factory’



MMA legend Royce Gracie was asked by ESPN Brasil about what he he thinks about the new wave of Gracie fighters who are just beginning their MMA careers like Kron and Neiman Gracie:

“We are here to stay. We are not a family we are a factory. There’s so many of us. Renzo is always training someone new at his gym”.


Kron Gracie had a victorious MMA debut in Japan last year.

Neiman Gracie has medalled at the World Nogi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championship, Pan Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship, and the New York International Open IBJJF Championship.

In 2013, Neiman Gracie set his sights on competing in mixed martial arts. He signed with the World Series of Fighting promotion and made his debut in September 2013 at World Series of Fighting 5: Arlovski vs. Kyle. He won the fight via submission in the first round.

Neiman Gracie returned to the WSOF decagon on July 5, 2014 at World Series of Fighting 11: Gaethje vs. Newell. He again won the fight via submission, this time in the second round.

On October 29, 2014, it was announced that the undefeated Gracie had signed with Bellator MMA.

Gracie made his Bellator debut against Bobby Flynn on February 27, 2015 at Bellator 134. He won the fight via submission in the first round.




 Neiman Gracie

Royce Gracie also talked about if he would again compete in a Jiu-Jitsu tournamnet such as Metamoris:


“It hasn’t crossed my mind, but I wouldn’t say no. But I wouldn’t do a single thing differently throughout my career, if I could go back. Even the results, I wouldn’t change a thing”.


Gracie told Brazil’s Combate about he thought about Conor McGregor:


“He’s the most talented, the best, the guy right now, but the way he’s talking now he’s fallen in my eyes. I don’t like it. I lost my respect for him,”

“Aldo is playing the right game, staying quiet. McGregor is taking Muhammad Ali’s model. He can say whatever he wants but he’s got to prove it. If he doesn’t prove it, his career is going to be short. He’s good, but he didn’t really need to talk all that. Aldo is playing the right game and he’ll prove it in the ring. McGregor is just disrespecting. Guys forget sometimes and lose respect—there’s no need for that”,

“McGregor is good, I like the guy, but he’s fallen a lot in my eyes after the media tour. The other guy is an animal, he’s tough, he’s been champion for years, he doesn’t lose because of this, he knows what he’s doing. Conor is new”