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Royce Gracie named Bellator promotional brand ambassador

Another UFC legend and Hall of Famer has joined the Bellator MMA fold. After Tito Ortiz, Stephan Bonnar, Randy Couture, and Rampage Jackson have all become associated with Bellator over the last year or so, Bellator president Scott Coker announced today that UFC 1 winner and legend Royce Gracie is now Bellator MMA’s promotional brand ambassador. So incredibly proud to welcome...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC Hall of Famer Royce Gracie Joins Bellator MMA as Brand Ambassador

Make that three UFC Hall of Famers who have joined Bellator MMA. On Wednesday, Bellator president Scott Coker announced UFC legend Royce Gracie has become the company’s official brand ambassador. “I have known Scott for a long time and have always respected him as not only a promoter but as a martial artist who has always treated fighters with respect and truly understands their...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Royce Gracie on WMMA- “I like my girls delicate”

We catch up with MMA Pioneer and UFC hall of famer Royce Gracie and ask him his thoughts on if he’s a fan of women fighting in MMA. Gracie supports the notion of women competing in mixed martial arts but it seems it may not be his cup of tea. “I like my girls delicate (laughs). But I’m not against it. My daughter is training in it and one day she wants to fight.” Different...
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August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC 167 Q&A Video: Royce Gracie, Dan Severn, Mark Coleman and Art Jimmerson Discuss UFC Early Days, Current UFC And More

Yesterday we aired the UFC 167 Q&A featuring UFC Hall of Famers Royce Gracie, Dan Severn, Mark Coleman and UFC 1 participant Art Jimmerson. The legends discussed UFC 1, the early years of the UFC and the current state of the company today. Watch the video above of the four participants. Follow Between The Ropes on Facebook and Twitter. The post UFC 167 Q&A Video: Royce Gracie...
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November 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Gracie talks 'crazy plans' for UFC 1

EPISODE 11 DOWNLOAD Rorion Gracie spells out how he and Conan The Barbarian filmmaker John Milius hatched the plan to create a spectacular new fighting arena 20 years ago, and why his brother Royce Gracie was chosen as the man to bring the gospel of Brazilian jiu-jitsu to America. Royce himself explains how strategy has changed over the years, and how he prepared for months for...
Via Fox Sports
November 12, 2013  |  Discuss

The Gracie Way

The Amazing Evan Shoman's Gracie Family Artwork UFC 1 was marketed to a young male demographic as a violent blood sport.  It was portrayed this way to get pay-per-view buys, but the real intention was to introduce the world to Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.  One of the UFC founders was Rorion Gracie.  His (and the Gracie Family) mission was to show that Gracie Jiu Jitsu was the discipline...
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June 27, 2013  |  Discuss

XFC Insider: Stephanie “Snowflake” Eggink

One of the brightest stars under the XFC banner going into April’s event is female competitor Stephanie “Snowflake” Eggink. Eggink came to the attention of John Prisco through Royce Gracie black belt- Rob Kahn long before she ever took a professional MMA fight, and when Prisco decided to increase the number of women’s bouts being featured [...]
April 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Jon Jones begins jiu-jitsu training at Gracie Barra to address ‘weakness’

Jon Jones began jiu-jitsu training at Gracie Barra in New Mexico this week to address what he calls his “weakness.” Already the UFC light heavyweight champion and considered one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world, Jones comes from a wrestling background. He was an All-American wrestler at Iowa Central Community College. He is also an outstanding striker, and...
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March 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Royce Gracie: “Why Come to Fight if You Gonna Run?”

Blood is thicker than water, homie. That’s why UFC Hall of Famer Royce Gracie (Pictured) didn’t hesitate to stick up for Nick Diaz, a Gracie Jiu-Jitsu family member, following Saturday’s highly controversial unanimous decision loss to Carlos Condit at UFC 143. “@nickdiaz209 won that fight in my opinion,” Gracie tweeted. “He is what every fighter should be a true martial...
February 07, 2012  |  1 Comment

Fight Hub TV Presents: The Top submissions of 2011

By Monta Wiley Tap, Snap, or Nap. Pick your poison to fall victim to. Since the days of Royce Gracie showcasing his dominance at UFC 1 and introducing the world to a new form of ground fighting, Submission Grappling (also known as Brazilian Jiu-jitsu) has elevated the fight game and opened the door to a [...]
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December 27, 2011  |  Discuss
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