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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 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...

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...

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...

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...

Kheydon Gracie – Royce’s Son – Enlists Into US Army Rangers

When you hang out with people who hold physical fitness, discipline, and progress in high regard… Then there’s an enormous chance that you’ll become successful, in whichever field...

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...

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...