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.
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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...
"I watched the first one, as it happened, as it was broadcast. I was sold instantly," says Amthony Kiedis, lead singer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, echoing a sentiment shared by thousands of people who remember watching a non-threatening looking Brazilian named Royce Gracie win the first ever UFC tournament on November 12, 1993.
After years of being a hypothetical question...
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 [...]
Not really sure if Royce sworn in as some sort of cop, detective or whatever. I still think I’d rather have the K-9 unit on me then Royce ripping my arm off.
Royce Gracie Is Fan Friendly
Ed O’Neill chokes out Royce Gracie
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...
Ed O’Neill played one of the most iconic figures in the history of T.V. – Ed Bundy. He has another hit show on his hands with Modern Family and was seen having a little fun with MMA legend Royce Gracie on the set. I wonder is Royce ever gets sick of getting choked out by people. Thanks to our friends at CagePotato.com for the pic.
Cristiano Renaldo Chokes Out Royce
Royce Is Cop Friendly
Royce Gracie was a pioneer of MMA as he used to fight with no weight division, in a GI, and with no real rules to speak of. He is a bad man. Royce also enjoys shooting it up and preparing himself for Armageddon. On a side note, a fact about me: I once rolled with Royce himself about 14 years ago when I attended a Gracie Jiu Jitsu Academy in Mesa, AZ. I didn’t do so well...
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...
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 [...]