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Ryron Gracie contra Andre Galvao no Metamoris Pro

Ryron Gracie against André Galvão at Metamoris Pro in San Diego / Photo by John Lamonica/GRACIEMAG

“We had four Gracies in the same dressing room. That was fantastic. But on the other hand all the other fighters there were students of Gracies. André Galvão also comes from Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. We’re all connected.”

Ryron Gracie after Metamoris Pro in San Diego, California

 

“Anyone who wins the World Championship is indeed the best in the world at Jiu-Jitsu. With Metamoris we just created a new game, where surviving is also victory, where actions and reactions during the fight are really different. The rules aren’t perfect yet. Matches may go on to last 25, 30 minutes. It could be that points will start counting in the final five minutes, to determine a winner. Who knows?”

Ryron Gracie, on Metamoris Pro

 

“Roger is the best of all times in Jiu-Jitsu”

Marcus Vinicius “Bochecha”, exalting the Gracie before the war between the two at Metamoris

 

“When Bochecha escaped my side-control and managed to stand up, I realized it was going to be a really difficult fight.”

Roger Gracie

 

“I’m not on steroids. I’m always drunk, but not on the juice! In fact, I should get a bonus for that!”

Jeff Glover said in jest at Metamoris press conference

 

“Five years ago I was a kid. Now I’m a man.”

Kron Gracie

 

“People are talking so much about it, and I’m a UFC employee. I don’t want to [fight John Jones]. But if it happens, it’ll be at a catch weight. It wouldn’t be for his belt. I already have mine, and I don’t want to win a title just to give it up.”

Anderson Silva, finally caving in at an event as poster boy for Duracell batteries.

 

“There’s no such thing as almost winning in MMA. I’ve got an almost tree back home. It never bears any fruit at all—always almost does. When you go in to fight the champion, you have to be physically and psychologically prepared to face the champion. You have to have a champion’s mindset to fight the champion. You can’t just have a challenger’s mindset.”

Anderson Silva, upon hearing a reporter say Vitor Belfort “almost” beat Jon Jones

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