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Royce Gracie, speaking to MMAFighting.com, offered his opinion on some of the active fighters that carry the Gracie surname – he criticises family’s new generation:
‘Jiu Jitsu is enough. […] The (new) guys (from the Gracie family) want to complement their game, like if Jiu Jitsu was incomplete. I guess they forgot a little about history.
I believe in pure Jiu Jitsu. That’s what I’ve done in the past. You have to go back to your roots and train Gracie Jiu Jitsu.’
*Royce Gracie last fought in July 2007, defeating Kazushi Sakuraba [aka The Gracie Hunter – previously defeated Royler Gracie via Submission (Kimura), Royce Gracie via TKO, Renzo Gracie via Submission (Kimura), Ryan Gracie via Decision (Unanimous)] via unanimous decision. Following the fight, the California State Athletic Commission revealed that Royce Gracie had tested positive for the anabolic steroid Nandrolone. He was fined and suspended for the positive drug test.
…Sooo, yeah – ‘(Hélio Gracie) Jiu Jitsu is enough.’ Not.