Quick Quote: Roger Gracie takes high road when responding to Royce Gracie's criticism

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Roger Gracie has decided to take the high road when responding to Royce Gracie's criticism about the current generation of Gracie fighters.

If you see my last fight, I only threw two punches in the whole fight. If there's something that I did do in that fight was jiu-jitsu, but I got tired and couldn't do what I was planning to do," he said. "But that's his opinion, right?

-- Roger Gracie put on one of the least memorable performances in his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) debut against Tim Kennedy at UFC 162. While he successfully took the fight to the ground in the first round, he was unable to finish the bout despite being a world-class jiu-jitsu player. He gassed out hard soon afterwards and Kennedy cruised to a Unanimous Decision victory. Gracie was cut from the promotion and has been the subject of criticism from UFC Hall of Famer, Royce Gracie, who criticized the latest generation of the family after losses in the UFC and World Series of Fighting for "forgetting family history." Roger plans to return to fighting later this year.

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