Royce Gracie: Kyra Gracie's MMA jiu-jitsu is better than Ronda Rousey's

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Shots fired!

While UFC Hall of Famer Royce Gracie may not be a big fan of the way the latest Gracie generation of fighters have been performing as of late, he feels there could be a saving grace for the clan.

And her name is Kyra Gracie.

At 28 years old, Kyra is a four-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion and a three-time ADCC gold medalist. While she's hinted at a mixed martial arts (MMA) transition, she's never fought anyone professionally. But that didn't stop Gracie from singing her praises to MMAFighting earlier today.

"Kyra has talent, is tough, she only needs the discipline to train (MMA) It's always a pleasure to watch a Gracie winning. We were born fighting. She has the whole package."

When asked about how she'd compare to current UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, Gracie was oozing with confidence in support of his younger relative.

"[Kyra] has more submissions, is more used to competition. (Ronda Rousey) is good, she knows what she's doing (but) Kyra's jiu-jitsu is better, with a gi or in MMA."

The only reference point for Gracie against other female mixed martial artist was her jiu-jitsu match against current top 10 UFC women's bantamweight Alexis Davis at the World Jiu-Jitsu Expo last year where she won on points.

Does Royce know what he's talking about or do the recent results of Gracie fighters inside the Octagon speak for themselves?

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