1990s Legend Royce Gracie Trashes Modern Fighters

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Do you agree with Gracie?

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  1. Pakman

    Pakman Silver Belt

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    Except many MMA fighters use BJJ, which...they helped spread in the States and the rest of the world...
     
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    savemgs Black Belt

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    He also displayed much more courage then 90% of the guys today in this fight Matt pretty much broke his arm and he did not tap.
     
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    And we're done here, folks
     
  4. savemgs

    savemgs Black Belt

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    Yeah definitely they couldn't beat up grown man who is the size of an elementary school student.

    My dude you are crazy.
     
  5. OrigFan255

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    Stipe said it best. "How you gonna Jiu-Jitsu when I am punching you in the face?"

    Gracie quit like 2-3 times from getting punched so bad.
     
  6. leto1776

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    Royce was one of the first fighters to demand special rules and time limits for a fight, when he fought Shamrock for a second time and escaped with a draw.
     
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    No, they couldn't because half the guys Royce fought were complete bums compared to today's mixed martial artist.
     
  8. Jimmy Jazz

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    lol I read that in his accent.
     
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  9. Jim Cozad Jr.

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    LOL perfect post...Hughes would have killed him in a street fight...
     
  10. NotoriousMillions

    NotoriousMillions The GOAT Whisperer™

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    Modern day fighters also actually know how to fit. Not just do one discipline.
     
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    True.. Cant see MM taking out a young juiced Shamrock
     
  12. tru3f4n

    tru3f4n Red Belt

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    I showed my boss that fight a few years back because he was a big Hughes fan after seeing that not so much. He was actually pissed Matt was teeing off on him like that instead of going for a sub.
     
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    To be fair, if Francis Ngannou pinched MM's wife, the only thing he could do for retribution would involve a firearm.
     
  14. RJK

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    And here I was pissed at the ref for stopping it.
     
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  15. Ying Li

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    I don't agree with him because it's a closer matched game today. There's no sneaky style to come along and dominate like he did.

    With closely matched skill sets weight divisions are relevant.

    That being said, much respect for Royce. Always a fan.
     
  16. tru3f4n

    tru3f4n Red Belt

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  17. ib313

    ib313 Imagine a Dystopian UFC

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    Fighters now are better.

    Fights then may have been more interesting.
     
  18. loyalyolayal

    loyalyolayal Gold Belt

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    When did the Gracies become the low-hanging fruit of MMA? All of these fighters/coaches/gym owners owe their livelihood to the Gracies.
     
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    You make it sound like the Machados didn't learn from the Gracies.
     
  20. welcometohavoc

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    He didn't say they aren't more skilled, he just said MMA has been pussified, and he's right
     
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