Royce Gracie: British fighters are babies in MMA


Surely the problem for British fighters at the highest level in the sport is that they have been losing on the ground. Dan Hardy in recent fights, Paul Daley against Josh Koscheck…

“You have to grow slowly.  Before you go to University you have to go to kindergarten, then to high school. Right now in England they are about 10 years old [in ground skills]. I’ve been teaching in America 25 years, my brother was here 15 years before that so we have been here teaching all that time. They are babies in England right now, 10 years old…It takes time.” 

“This is a strategy game. It’s as simple as that. You can’t think ‘I’m going in there, I’m going to hit him a few times, go for the takedown, hit him with a few elbows, take his back, and submit him…’ Is that a strategy ? No. It’s a wish. Strategy is when you figure out what your opponent is going to do, then you set up your game plan, either defensive, or offensive, or both…”

“You have to figure out your opponent’s game, so you can take him out of his game. Most likely, the strategy is constructed before, but can also be when you are in there. There’s plan A, plan B and sometimes you have to pull out plan C during the fight.”

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sly fox site profile image  

6/17/11 12:05 AM by sly fox

 but uk has roger and bralio and had mauricio gomez, maybe hes saying his own guys there are crap.... i know for a fact there are some awesome eastern block wrestlers in the uk, world medallists, im not sure theyre interested in teaching the uk mma guys tho rather than pure wrestlers

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6/16/11 9:39 PM by KevinMcAllister

Englishmin.Yes, Englishmin.It's never pronounced English-man.Chinamin.

Master Bater site profile image  

6/16/11 8:56 PM by Master Bater

like i knew it would mate, like i knew it would haha

RowdyYates site profile image  

6/16/11 8:47 PM by RowdyYates

lol Vinnie Jones! I just watched Eurotrip a few days ago.. He does seem like a cool guy to party with

RowdyYates site profile image  

6/16/11 8:41 PM by RowdyYates

In the States a fight means the same thing. I wish we were all brought up with wrestling our entire lives but thats not the case.  

Savron site profile image  

6/16/11 7:51 PM by Savron

dbl postage

Savron site profile image  

6/16/11 7:50 PM by Savron

UKTT are Babies at trolling

PoundforPound site profile image  

6/16/11 3:31 PM by PoundforPound

Ha ha. That would be more accurate. :)But let's be real, Gracies are babies in MMA too. How many fighters with the Gracie name are at the top levels of the sport?

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6/16/11 9:41 AM by Chimonos Revenge

lol at UK fighters at the Kid's Table of MMA.