Royler: How MMA is a 'little hit' and BJJ is a 'big hit'


RM Sports caught up with Royler Gracie at Kings MMA. Fabricio Camoes has been “exchanging information” with Royler, as he prepares for his UFC 168 bout with Jim Miller. Camoes has been training with Kings' trainer Rafael Cordeiro.

Among the subjects discussed was Royler's belief that

“Jiu-Jitsu in my opinion is never going to stop to grow," said Royler as transcribed by Kelsey Mowatt. "This is going to be forever you know? And that’s because, in my opinion, the little kid, four years old, five years old, they can train in, and 75 years old, 80 years old they can still train in. In MMA it’s kind of a small hit you know? You can say 17, 16, to 35. After that you start getting old and before that you start to be young. That’s why I say Jiu-Jitsu is a big hit for a lot more people.”


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Mertvaya Ruka site profile image  

12/17/13 10:37 PM by Mertvaya Ruka

Pankration has been around for thousands of years now.MMA is pretty much the same.

YHTOMIT2001 site profile image  

12/17/13 10:22 PM by YHTOMIT2001

No disagreement here. Even after I'm long done competing in MMA, I'll still be getting some mat time in.

athsportsnutrition site profile image  

12/17/13 8:20 PM by athsportsnutrition

Pretty true, not everyone can train MMA and get punched in the face... but pretty much everyone can do BJJ.

kying418 site profile image  

12/17/13 8:14 PM by kying418

Royler had a good mma career- fighting Kid Yamamoto when he was at the top of the game, and feared by everyone. Not to mention his bjj/no gi crendentials- huge respect to him.IMO, what he says is the big reason why I think it's better to train gi vs. no gi- not because of mma or self defense application, but because if you want to stick with something for a lifetime, the gi game will challenge you the most.

shin2chin site profile image  

12/17/13 7:41 PM by shin2chin

I have to agree in the most part.

ChaosOverkill site profile image  

12/17/13 7:38 PM by ChaosOverkill

Blunderground news strikes again!

Team GDP site profile image  

12/17/13 7:33 PM by Team GDP

way to completely miscategorize what he said