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 ifÂ Rousimar Palhares really holds on to submissions too long.Â
On whyÂ Royce approached Eddie Bravo after metamoris and what his issue with Eddie is.
â€œI 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. Itâ€™s what he endorses, I donâ€™t approve it. It's disrespectful toward the art of what my father created. We teach kids, so I donâ€™t endorse alcohol and I donâ€™t endorse drugs.â€
Â â€œMy issue with him is simple. I donâ€™t like because he endorses (drugs). Itâ€™s nothing to do with (which) jiu jitsu he uses, gi (or) no gi, itâ€™s because of what he endorses. We teach kids. His message out there is 'itâ€™s ok for you to do drugs'."
Â "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."
Â â€œOnce the guy endorses pot and endorses drinking, to me thatâ€™s wrong because I have kids too. I donâ€™t want my kids involved with pot and I donâ€™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 â€œOh my god I saw Royce trying to kick my ass, ohhh he wants to beat me up, poor me'."
Â On challenging Eddie Bravo to an MMA fight
â€œI never challenged him to an MMA fight."
"You guys are the ones that came up, you the media, that came up and said â€œdo you wanna do a match with him?â€. I have no interest in doing a match with him unless heâ€™s MMA. Iâ€™m an MMA fighter. Yes, I do Jiu Jitsu for a living. My Jiu Jitsu is with the gi. Itâ€™s the real style of Jiu Jitsu, itâ€™s with the gi and I fight MMA."
On Jon Jones
â€œActually Jon Jones is using more Gracie Jiu Jitsu then a lot of the fighters out there, even a lot of the Brazilians.â€
Thoughts on Rousimar Palhares Â and when submissions should be let go in an MMA fight.
â€œIf the opponent taps and the refereeâ€™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 itâ€™s clear that heâ€™s tapping not a hidden tap. If itâ€™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 itâ€™s a clear tap and heâ€™s out and if heâ€™s in pain thereâ€™s no need to continue squeezing. With referee it's like the guy that's knocked out you, know heâ€™s out, the referee hasn't stopped the fight yet, but youâ€™re going to keep pounding his face? Now youâ€™re just being cruel."Â
Submission Radio Australia