Gracie: Bravo thinks 1st Royler win was fluke


“I was talking to [Royler] when he signed up for the [rematch], and he was like, ‘Man, I never asked for the rematch. I’m surprised that for the last 10 years, he’s been chasing me,’” Royce Gracie said. “That means he doesn’t believe that his win was credible. He knows it was a fluke.”

Bravo and Royler Gracie met in the semifinals of the 2003 ADCC submission wrestling championships, and Bravo delivered a career-defining win when he submitted the decorated grappler via triangle choke. In the final, Leo Viera outpointed Bravo.

Over the years, multiple attempts to rebook Gracie vs. Bravo was met with little results, but the Gracie-backed Metamoris succeeded in booking the rematch. Eleven years after the first bout, jiu-jitsu fans will be able to see whether Bravo’s first victory was a fluke, or whether he is the better man on the mats.

“Of course I’ll be there,” Royce Gracie said. “I wouldn’t miss this one. But it’s a match. Anything can happen.”

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TheTeaFactory site profile image  

3/30/14 12:29 PM by TheTeaFactory's insane.

BuddyRevell site profile image  

3/30/14 11:56 AM by BuddyRevell

I don't get the rationale. If Eddie was the one who wanted the rematch so badly, doesn't that mean he was really confident he could win again?

Virginio site profile image  

3/30/14 11:37 AM by Virginio

Is it just me, or is that headline wrong?

Se7enout site profile image  

3/30/14 5:57 AM by Se7enout

Did he really!? Haha.. Someone should bump that..

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3/30/14 4:22 AM by sreiter

remember, right here in his own sub forum, Royler said "Eddie didnt beat me, I beat myself"and Bravo responded "next time, tell yourself to watch out for the triangle"Royler gave Eddie no respect at all.

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3/30/14 4:21 AM by ChaosOverkill

  lol duely noted after several bong hits  

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3/30/14 3:48 AM by TalkShowOnMute

Slow your roll on those apostrophes Holmes.

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3/30/14 3:37 AM by ChaosOverkill

Whatever Gracie's he's better get over it.

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3/30/14 2:45 AM by MattyECB

It's like Marcio Cruz shitting on Bravo's record, AFTER he just fought an incredible and slightly better fight against his boy Royler. Makes no damn sense except to insult Royler lol Better Royler lose to a respected BJJ practicioner or legend than, as he put it, a man who's fought less in his life than Cruz has in a day lol   Seems sometimes like Bravo will never be fully accepted, even if he and Royler were classy and gentlemanly as fuck post-match

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3/30/14 2:42 AM by MattyECB

Salt meet wounds, wounds...