Royce Gracie

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ninja9578 Regular 92 posts
When I heard Matt Hughes beat him I was really impressed until I saw the fight. Does anybody know why Gracie fought without his gi? In previous fights he used the gi to escape some of the situations he was in in that fight. Seems like a strange strategy to get rid of it.
Blue Belt - Gracie JJ
3rd Degree Black Belt - Shorin Ryu
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spider Regular 235 posts
Gracie previously fought when the UFC was still a no rules elimination tournament and soon to be banned. It is now a fully fledged sanctioned sporting event, requiring rules. There are now restrictions regarding clothes and gloves to be worn by competitors.
diamondcpitbullgirl Newbie 1 posts
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ninja9578 Regular 92 posts
Royce Gracie would beat Hughes in any submission match outside the UFC. Hughes is well trained and without a gi to keep him from slipping away it will always be a close match, I think Hughes will win. I think it'd be lop-sided in favour of Gracie in K1 or somemthing like that.
Blue Belt - Gracie JJ
3rd Degree Black Belt - Shorin Ryu
Red Belt w/ two stripes - Soo Bahk Do
sweeper Newbie 3 posts
I personally don't believe Matt Hughes is THAT great, especially after his fight with BJ Penn( the first round haha). I think that Royce Gracie surpasses Matt Hughes in many aspects aswell as experience; on the street i gotta give it to Gracie.,...besides, Hughes is getting a bit Cocky, but thats ok cause GSP will take him out of comm.:-)):-))
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ninja9578 Regular 92 posts
You gotta admit he knows how to stay out of trouble. When he mounted Royce's back a less fighter would have been a macho man and tried to be the first person to choke Gracie. Hughes stayed upright so as not to give Gracie the leverage to roll. I assume that's why he stayed up, or it might have been just luck.
Blue Belt - Gracie JJ
3rd Degree Black Belt - Shorin Ryu
Red Belt w/ two stripes - Soo Bahk Do
Genesis Newbie 6 posts
I saw the fight, i thought it was good, I really thought Gracie would have had his arm broken by that kamura, but thats just me.

As for the no Gi thing, rules state now that you can't wear Gis n e more. so everybodies equal i'm supposed.
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JJCOSSY Newbie 3 posts
gracie as been choked out before when he fought a carlson gracie black belt
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nav Spectator 2 posts
Royce Gracie was the best of his time but there is no way he would be able to compete with today's MMA competitors.
Robsco 1319 posts
That's true, these day's all I see is him trying to make point, but as far as I'm concerned he's already made the point, right at the beginning, so he should be taking pride in that.

Perhaps it's not that easy saying "I'm the face of the UFC, I'm the one who got the whole world excited about it..."

But the truth is, for most of us, Royce made it happen.
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