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  1. McMann's skills might bridge Rousey gap

    Brett Okamoto

    It's difficult not to see flashes of Royce Gracie in Ronda Rousey. In November 1993, an undersized Gracie mowed through a field of competitors at UFC 1 behind Brazilian jiu-jitsu skills his opponents simply did not understand. Rousey (8-0) has ...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  2. A history of the UFC rematch

    Andrew R. Davis

    The UFC was to crown its first ever superfight champion on April 7, 1995, at UFC 5. Royce Gracie, the three-time tournament champion against Ken Shamrock, whose only loss was to the Brazilian jiu-jitsu master at UFC 1 in just 57 seconds. The two men ...

    Blog | December 24, 2013
  3. The Gracies: A family tradition

    Josh Gross

    Josh Gross goes back to the beginning and talk to the Gracies, considered the "first family" of fighting.

    Story | Conversation | November 12, 2013
  4. Best UFC fighters of all time

    Brett Okamoto

    Brett Okamoto counts down the 10 best fighters in UFC history.

    Story | Conversation | November 11, 2013
  5. Metamoris II technically about roots

    Chuck Mindenhall

    LOS ANGELES -- On Saturday night, it took UFC on Fuel 10 -- a card where the martial arts were very much mixed -- exactly 1:52 to produce its first submission. On Sunday, it took Metamoris II, a no-points jiu-jitsu showcase specifically geared toward...

    Blog | June 10, 2013
  6. Metamoris II's goal is to be 'pointless'

    Chuck Mindenhall

    In the sheer spectacle days of those first UFCs, when things were barely above ground and still so merrily ominous, Royce Gracie struck a chord with the everyman. He was, at first blush, nothing more than a very unimposing skinny dude in a gi. He was...

    Blog | June 01, 2013
  7. Tyson on the UFC, the Gracies and charity

    Jake Rossen

    Seven years ago, Mike Tyson did what prizefighters are rarely willing or able to do: recognize when their time is up. A mercurial figure of the '80s and '90s who often courted as much trouble outside the ring as he did inside of it, Tyson walked ...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  8. The Maia of old goes MIA

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Since we're in the business of musing over the clay perceptions of casual fans, you have to wonder how lay viewers took in the Demian Maia/Chris Weidman fight that opened a national television broadcast on Saturday night. For instance, if you'd t...

    Blog | January 31, 2012
  9. After 18 years, MMA reaches adulthood

    Josh Gross

    Eighteen years ago, a slender Brazilian wearing white gi tied off with a black belt introduced himself, his family and his sport to the world. Not many people watched on Nov. 12, 1993, as Royce Gracie won three times in a matter of hours to captu...

    Blog | November 13, 2011
  10. 'UFC Undisputed 3': Pride Gallery

    Jon Robinson

    Yesterday, I broke the news of which Pride fighters gamers will be able to beat each other down with in "UFC Undisputed 3." Today, check out 33 exclusive images from Pride mode that show off, not only the great detail in each MMA athlete, but the pag...

    Blog | Conversation | November 02, 2011
  11. Humble Hughes leaves door slightly ajar

    Chuck Mindenhall

    DENVER -- It was nearly 18 years ago that the first UFC was held in Denver. And on the day it came back to the Mile High City, one of the sport's pioneers fought in his last bout. The company's sweet homecoming turned into a sayonara of sorts. Ma...

    Blog | September 25, 2011
  12. UFC 134 Journal -- Day Three

    Chuck Mindenhall

    RIO DE JANEIRO -- You had to be invited, but the Shooto event that happened on Thursday on a local Rio hillock was fireworks. Yes, Marvin Eastman was knocked out by Glover Teixeira in the first round, but that in itself was not altogether unexpec...

    Blog | August 27, 2011
  13. Gracie wants chance to erase bad Hughes memory

    Ben Blackmore

    Royce Gracie has confessed that his UFC 60 loss to Matt Hughes still haunts him, and he admits he is finding it difficult to end his fighting career. More »...

    Blog | August 23, 2011
  14. Royce to grace Octagon in Rio?

    Royce Gracie is poised to make a return to the Octagon after confirming he is planning to feature on the card at UFC Rio. The 44-year-old was one of the key figures in the early years of UFC, winning the tournaments at UFC 1, 2 and 4, and he expec...

    Blog | April 13, 2011
  15. Royce Gracie's nostalgia trip

    Jake Rossen

    Sherdog.comBlame it on Rio: Royce Gracie, 44, is pondering an August return to the Octagon in Brazil.When the UFC held a press conference in Rio de Janeiro last week to announce only its second show there in 12 years, Royce Gracie appeared and told g...

    Blog | December 21, 2010
  16. Royce Gracie's nostalgia trip

    Jake Rossen

    When the UFC held a press conference in Rio de Janeiro last week to announce only its second show there in 12 years, Royce Gracie appeared and told gathered media that a slot for him in the August event was being "negotiated." Assuming that Gracie w...

    Blog | Conversation | December 21, 2010