Royce: Kyra is better than Ronda

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Kyra Gracie is one of the most accomplished women in the sport of Brazilian jiu-jitsu and although she hasn’t crossed over to MMA, her uncle Royce Gracie is confident in her abilities:

“Kyra has talent, is tough, she only needs the discipline to train (MMA),” he continued. “It’s always a pleasure to watch a Gracie winning. We were born fighting. She has the whole package.”

Submission artist Ronda Rousey is the current bantamweight champion in the UFC’s women’s division, but Royce Gracie believes the multiple-time jiu-jitsu world champion has what it takes to dethrone the undefeated champion if she decides to fight MMA one day.

“She has more submissions, is more used to competition,” he said. “(Ronda Rousey) is good, she knows what she’s doing. (But) Kyra’s jiu-jitsu is better, with a gi or in MMA.”

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