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Chuck Norris talks about grappling the Gracies

In this original interview for Bloody Elbow by Team One Productions, Chuck Norris relates the story of the first time he met and trained with the legendary Gracie family in Brazil. Chuck describes grappling with Royce, Rickson and Helio Gracie.

Judo Chop: The Gracie Stomp and Distance Closing

Ben Thapa takes a look at the Gracie stomp, made famous by Royce Gracie at UFC 1 and subsequent tournaments, and the counters, variants and the overall goal of controlling distance in a fight.

Chronicling the Origins of MMA:

Cageside Guest Columnist John S. Nash brings us another edition from his archives, The Martial Chronicles: Origins of Mixed Martial Arts - The Brazilian Connection.

MMA Origins: The Gracie Challenge

A look at the arrival of the Gracies and MMA to the United States in the 1980's

A collection of photos from everyone's return trip to the States from Rio after UFC 134.

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A collection of photos from everyone's return trip to the States from Rio after UFC 134.

Kazushi Sakuraba highlight. Just because.

Kazushi Sakuraba highlight. Just because.

The million dollar man? Octagon legend Royce Gracie confirmed to Sensei SporTV (via Fighters Only)...

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The million dollar man? Octagon legend Royce Gracie confirmed to Sensei SporTV (via Fighters Only) his asking price for a return to the cage at the upcoming UFC 134: "Silva vs. Okami" event in Rio de Janiero, Brazil on Aug. 27. Apparently Gracie wants a "seven figure purse" for a one and done fight on the card. Fat chance. But, he's still asking for a rematch with Matt Hughes in Rio, the same Hughes that is booked to fight Diego Sanchez on Sept. 24 at UFC 135. It's no wonder Dana White has shot down all rumors of Gracie fighting in Brazil.

Bad news for Art Jimmerson, Dan Severn and old-school MMA fans everywhere. Royce Gracie, despite...

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Bad news for Art Jimmerson, Dan Severn and old-school MMA fans everywhere. Royce Gracie, despite claiming he was in negotiations to return to the Octagon at UFC Rio on August 27, will NOT be on the card when the promotion returns to Brazil, according to President Dana White (via MMAFighting.com). Gracie recently hinted at wanting a rematch against Matt Hughes but White has "no intentions on offering him a fight."

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