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Royler Gracie Refuses ADCC Bout With Eddie Bravo and Challenges 10th Planet Founder to an MMA Bout Instead

(Video courtesy of YouTube/Submissions101)

Royler Gracie failed to respond to Eddie Bravo’s challenge to compete at the 2011 Abu Dhabi Combat Club submission grappling competition by the July 10 deadline set by the 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu founder and has now tried to save face by challenging Bravo, who has never competed in mixed martial arts in his life, to a one-off MMA bout in Brazil.

“I have no problems with ADCC, but the fact is that we didn’t get to an agreement on our negotiation and unfortunately the organizers of the event haven’t got in touch with me again. I can’t keep waiting, I have other plans for myself. I’m assuming this bout won’t happen”, Royler told TATAME. “I’m dealing with this MMA event, which might happen in Brazil. I haven’t sign anything yet, but the negotiations are going well and it’s likely it happens. The organizer of the event even called Eddie Bravo to fight me, but he declined it, he didn’t want to fight me… And I said I was only punch him with my hands opened, man (laughs).”

According to Eddie, he received a call from some random Brazilian promoter whose show he has never heard of asking if he’d be interested in fighting Royler in MMA. Since he was still waiting on word on the ADCC bout and the fact that the fight would be contested in hostile territory, he declined.

“About a month ago I get an email from some promoter I’ve never heard of in Brazil asking me if I would fight Royler in his small show in Brazil. This was right in the middle of Royler asking for 50k show money for a grappling match with me. I told him I wanted the rematch to happen in ADCC, plus MMA would take so much longer to prepare for, so I declined his offer. That was it,” Bravo explained on’s Underground Forum. “The first match happened in ADCC and the second one should as well since none of this would even be talked about if it wasn’t for the Sheik making it happen. Fuck going to dangerous ass Brazil to fight MMA in a small show when we can do it in the most prestigious grappling show ever.”

One question that remains is, if Gracie was asking ADCC for $50,000 to show plus the $25,000 win bonus that was offered for the bout to cover the losses he would have incurred because of the fact that he would not have been able to do seminars and privates while he trained for the bout, why was he willing to fight for a small Brazilian promotion who likely wouldn’t have been able to pay him half of his asking price? Maybe it isn’t about the money or maybe he was trying to bilk the Sheik for some extra cash because he knows he has it, even though ADCC is a not-for-profit company.

Whatever the reason, it’s unlikely that the pair will ever face each other again.

Since he wants to fight Bravo in a sport he’s never competed in, maybe the best two out of three could be a guitar or band war.

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BaghdadBob- July 22, 2011 at 2:43 pm
Asking for more $ knowing that no one will pay it is the best way to pussy out publicly. Chump.
XENOPHON- July 16, 2011 at 7:30 pm
@ wabesada - It's not illegal to be cockstruck by the Gracie's. I was for the first few UFC events. No foul, no harm there. On the other hand, talking smack about Cage Potato may get oneself violently decapitated. I've lurked and jerked for years at MMA news portals, and the Potato Heads are by far the opinion leader's. Collectively their suscribers have the quickest wit.
XENOPHON- July 16, 2011 at 7:19 pm
@ KarmaAteMyCum - "Hey I’ve sucked and tongued a lot of dudes holes, and this article was barely licking the star."

hahaha, poetic! You should write some articles for this outfit.
wabesada- July 15, 2011 at 12:42 pm
cagepotato and the rest of the internet sucks bravos dick. its pretty apparent now the people that comment on here are a bunch of morons that probably dont pay any attention to who actually wins, but more to who says smoking pot rules. im sick and tired of seeing this video. for the love of god it was one match. royler won adcc three years in a row people.quit honestly if I were royler, I wouldnt give a fuck about eddie bravo. He dominates his whole career, gets beat once, and doesnt want a rematch and now hes a bitch? you guys look like fucking idiots to the jiujitsu community. sorry but this is the truth.hate to tell you guys but royler and the gracies started jiujitsu to win real fights, not to sit in half guard fishing for heel hooks all day.that being said, its pretty man of bravo to step up like that. props to him for that at least.
mikesioda- July 15, 2011 at 7:12 am
Royler's reason for declining the ADCC was obviously bullshit anyways. As if Eddie Bravo isn't out doing seminars every month & teaching classes. He's got almost 30 schools & is in high demand so really they both will lose seminar money. Add to that - Royler is asking for an unprecedented amount of money to compete - since when are there 'contract negotiations' with ADCC? Never, that's when - you get an offer & you accept/decline, end of story.

Cryptococcus neoformans- July 14, 2011 at 8:23 pm
@ Beefcake curtians.--> Burn
@Dynamo--> agreed. lol
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Dynamo- July 14, 2011 at 4:12 pm
"Fuck going to dangerous ass Brazil.”

nuttsnutts- July 14, 2011 at 4:03 pm
Poor mans gracie says no!
beef_kurtains- July 14, 2011 at 3:16 pm
Gracie would've been better off issuing a press release that says, "I'm Eddie's bitch."

would've had the same affect.

The only thing better than Gracie making himself look like grappling's Richard Simmons with this move will be all of the "Gracie jewjitsue" students defending the honor of a family whose name carries about as much weight as Laura Flynn Boyle.

Ballsagna- July 14, 2011 at 3:10 pm
I can't stand Eddie Bravo, but Royler really is being a faggot and this article doesn't seem like it's licking Bravo's clitoris. It just sounds that way to you because Royler Gracie is being a dickless bitch about it and that makes Bravo look like the good guy :)
weedrulz15- July 14, 2011 at 3:10 pm
Yeah, dangerous ass Brazil. I'd rather grapple at some place a stone's throw from Iran. LOLOLOL
amsterdamheavy- July 14, 2011 at 2:52 pm
Gracie Bitch Move, I guess hes afraid of more "luck" happening.
Cup Cheick- July 14, 2011 at 2:39 pm
Bravo should challenge him to listen to 20 uninterrupted minutes of his music..
newaza01- July 14, 2011 at 1:29 pm
Gracie you suck. You lost. Suck it. You want an MMA match? Go fight Ken Shamrock or something you flippin dill bag.
mikesioda- July 14, 2011 at 1:18 pm
Don't be scared Romie!
NotReadyStatus- July 14, 2011 at 1:16 pm
Ha ha! Thanks for the update, butthurt story 'writer' but I couldn't care less about Gracie honor. I don't train with any Gracie and I never really liked them much even when the name meant anything.

The fact of the matter is that this article is as unbalanced journalism as I have ever seen.

PS - Editing my post is abuse of your meager power, but clearly you have no compunctions about that anyway. I wish you would be as effective in clearing out the spam.
Cryptococcus neoformans- July 14, 2011 at 1:15 pm
blocked in my country? I'm American, motherfucker!
Cryptococcus neoformans- July 14, 2011 at 1:11 pm
He's straight scared, homie. Don't be a little bitch, Royler. Lets do this. Winner gets to eat Eddie's rabbit
Fried Taco- July 14, 2011 at 1:11 pm
And this just in, now Royler is challenging Eddie Bravo to a gi match at an IBJJF event. Then they're going to see who can chug watermelon juice the fastest.
Fried Taco- July 14, 2011 at 1:08 pm
danomite, you keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
KarmaAteMyCum- July 14, 2011 at 1:07 pm
Hey I've sucked and tongued a lot of dudes holes, and this article was barely licking the star.
NotReadyStatus- July 14, 2011 at 12:58 pm
I agree that Gracie is bitching out of the rematch, but the article is total Bravo suckhole.


A butthurt Royler student.
mikemoriendi- July 14, 2011 at 12:51 pm
Is the video not working for anyone else?
rngeorgeh- July 14, 2011 at 12:44 pm
I don't believe for a moment Royler is scared, he just places more importance on money than he does on pride, honor, etc.