Royce Gracie talks why he doesn't like Eddie Bravo




Royce Gracie was a guest on Australia's top rated MMA show Submission Radio. Royce spoke to the guys about what his real problem with Eddie Bravo is, truth behind a potential MMA fight with Bravo, his thoughts on Jon Jones and if Rousimar Palhares really holds on to submissions too long. 
Full Interview link- http://youtu.be/gqM8nyDN1ZM
Transcript provided by Submission Radio:

On why  Royce approached Eddie Bravo after metamoris and what his issue with Eddie is.

“I did what every man should do when he has an issue with a person, talk face to face. I don't approve what he represents, you see it's nothing to do with the match with Royler, it's nothing to do with what with his jiu jitsu. It’s what he endorses, I don’t approve it. It's disrespectful toward the art of what my father created. We teach kids, so I don’t endorse alcohol and I don’t endorse drugs.”

 “My issue with him is simple. I don’t like because he endorses (drugs). It’s nothing to do with (which) jiu jitsu he uses, gi (or) no gi, it’s because of what he endorses. We teach kids. His message out there is 'it’s ok for you to do drugs'."

 "I don't care (if) you say it was prescription drugs, well get a pound of pot and walk into a police station. You gonna get arrested."

 “Once the guy endorses pot and endorses drinking, to me that’s wrong because I have kids too. I don’t want my kids involved with pot and I don’t want my kids drinking and I did what every man should do if you have a problem, talk face to face with the person. What did he do? (Eddie Bravo) went to the internet saying “Oh my god I saw Royce trying to kick my ass, ohhh he wants to beat me up, poor me'."

 On challenging Eddie Bravo to an MMA fight

“I never challenged him to an MMA fight."

"You guys are the ones that came up, you the media, that came up and said “do you wanna do a match with him?”. I have no interest in doing a match with him unless he’s MMA. I’m an MMA fighter. Yes, I do Jiu Jitsu for a living. My Jiu Jitsu is with the gi. It’s the real style of Jiu Jitsu, it’s with the gi and I fight MMA."

On Jon Jones

“Actually Jon Jones is using more Gracie Jiu Jitsu then a lot of the fighters out there, even a lot of the Brazilians.”

Thoughts on Rousimar Palhares  and when submissions should be let go in an MMA fight.

“If the opponent taps and the referee’s just sitting there, not interfering, keep going. (If) Referee says "let it go", ok he tapped let it go. Now depends, (if) the guy, you see it’s clear that he’s tapping not a hidden tap. If it’s a hidden tap, keep going until (the) referee stops or if not he can do what Ken Shamrock did to me, he tried to continue."

"But if it’s a clear tap and he’s out and if he’s in pain there’s no need to continue squeezing. With referee it's like the guy that's knocked out you, know he’s out, the referee hasn't stopped the fight yet, but you’re going to keep pounding his face? Now you’re just being cruel." 
Best regards,
Denis Shkuratov
Submission Radio Australia
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