Eddie Bravo: Royler has until July 10 to accept challenge
ADCC recently proposed a “masters” grappling superfight between Eddie Bravo and Royler Gracie for the 2011 Abu Dhabi Combat Club Submission Wrestling World Championships, which takes place Sept. 24-25 in Nottingham, England. The proposed match erupted in controversy, and now Bravo has said firmly that Gracie must commit by July 10.
“I was looking forward to it too. I thought it would be a great way to finish off my career and I’ve always been into it and down for it. He called it a fluke and said I got lucky. This is a good opportunity for him to prove I was lucky the first time and it’s a good opportunity for me to prove I wasn’t lucky.
I want to do it, I’ve always been down to do it, I would never turn down the match unless he waits too long. If this is him posturing and trying to wait, if he waits too long we will just postpone it because that’s not going to happen. That ploy aint gonna work.
Basically I’m giving him until July 10th. If he hasn’t agreed to it by July 10th than I’m not doing it all unless it’s the following Abu Dhabi. If he waits too long, I see what he’s trying to do, he’s trying to posture so I’m not going to accept after July 10th. He’s had plenty of time, plenty of opportunity to accept.
He’s had since May 10th to finalize and agree to it so after July 10th it’s off… After that, you heard it here, I’m not gonna accept I’m just gonna focus on my album.“