Royce Gracie open to fight with Eddie Bravo


As reported in the UG Blog, after Eddie Bravo dominated Royler Gracie at Metamoris 3, while throwing up from the exertion, he was accosted by UFC Hall of Famer Royce Gracie. Gracie was apparently upset at remarks critical of his family that he attributed to Bravo. In fairness, it sounds like a misunderstanding at best, as Bravo has been uniformly positive about, and even effusive in his praise of the Gracie family.

"I wanted to talk to him for years, but never had the chance to meet him," Royce told MMAFighting. "I met him after the fight and he was there, throwing up. Royler dominated him so much, he did so much strength, that he threw up after the fight."

"I told him that I liked what he said after the fight, but didn’t like the fact that he always talked trash about Royler and my family. He stood up and started yelling, so I also raised the tone of my voice and told him I didn’t like it."

"He said he always gave my family credit, but I know it’s not true. He always talks trash about my family. Enough with this s---. He said he never talked bad about my family and he always gave us credit. He kept raising the tone of his voice, and I told him to shut up, so Jean Jacques (Machado) came in, said we didn’t need this and asked (Bravo) to leave."

Gracie said he would not compete against Bravo in a grappling match, but seemed open to an MMA fight.

"Can we slap each other? Can we beat each other?" Gracie replied a laugh when asked if he’d accept to fight Bravo at Metamoris.

"I’m a vale-tudo fighter. I’m not a fighter to score points of fight with time limit. Let’s (fight) with no time limit and with punches allowed. I’m a vale-tudo fighter, I don’t compete in (grappling) tournaments."


tags: Royce Gracie (detail)  Eddie Bravo   Metamoris 3   


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rkm456 site profile image  

4/2/14 2:53 PM by rkm456

2 points for a takedown, 2 points for a sweep, 2 points for knee on belly, 3 points for a guard pass, 4 points for a mount, 4 points for the back with hooks. Sub attempts that need to be defended score an advantage, as does an almost takedown, etc.

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4/2/14 11:28 AM by machidasweidman

That's not a good analogy. Hughes completely destroyed Royce. Bravo did not do anything close to Royler. Bravo spent 20 mins with useless attempts at unorthodox submissions, that never came close to putting Royler in trouble.While Royler spent 20 mins constantly switching and putting Bravo on his back. I don't know how jiu jitsu matches are scored, but if we are talking points I think Bravo would have won.Otherwise the match was relatively even and neither guy could seriously put the other guy in trouble.

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4/1/14 7:29 PM by House Boru

someone should bullyproof Royce. after showing him the excerpts from Bravos book

Isaac Bickerstaff site profile image  

4/1/14 7:22 PM by Isaac Bickerstaff

I think Rickson held some chokes too long in the early years of Royce training,.

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4/1/14 7:15 PM by More Cowbell

"I wanted to talk to him for years, but never had the chance to meet him," Royce Gracie told on Monday. "I met him after the fight and he was there, throwing up. Royler dominated him so much, he did so much strength, that he threw up after the fight."This kind of reminds of that old UFC where Joe Son and Kimo came back to the octagon to celebrate because the guy Kimo just fought couldn't continue on in the tournament after the grueling physical beating he just took (even though Kimo tapped out). Oh.... waitaminute.

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4/1/14 6:53 PM by BuddyRevell

Got this from another thread. Anyone know how to put this up on Twitter or Instagram so Royce sees it?  

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4/1/14 6:02 PM by Sprawl 68

I just watched the JRE podcast w Bravo. Those two verbally sucked off the entire Gracie family for the first 30 min. Not sure exactly what Royce's issue was but I don't think Eddie wants to have a rivalry like that.

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4/1/14 5:57 PM by NHBStriker

What is a Butter Donkey? I Googled it and found nothing.

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4/1/14 5:49 PM by MattyECB

I mean so many people refused to even believe this because they wanted to give Royce the benefit of the doubt, probably because of all goodwill the Gracie name has built up.    I remember commenters saying they need a witness because it's so unbelievable and Gracie wouldn't just back down from JJM lol Well Bravo has corroborated it, Royce has corroborated it and pretty soon video evidence will corroborate it. Everyone will forget about this and I'm sure it'll cool over soon, but Royce really made himself look like a Butter Donkey

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4/1/14 5:48 PM by MattyECB

I don't think he realizes this is the straw the broke the camel's back for a lot of people. Royce has been one of the harshest Gracies for a while and this is ruining a beautiful showing by Royler and what should be remembered as a great match and a squashing of beef, it's going to be remembered as another lesson in pettiness by Royce.    You'll noticehow many ppl preface what they're saying with a  note on how much he's accomplished and how respectful they are towards his career and legacy -- as Eddie did on the MMAHOUR --, but as a person and role model it's damn hard to keep giving Royce the benefit of the doubt    Eddie handled the whole thing with complete class on Helwani's and kept a good humor about it. Also said the whole thing was taped so that should be sweet to see