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Royce Gracie is a professional mixed martial artist, born on 12th December 1966, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He fights for Bellator MMA, as a UFC Hall of Famer and expert in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Gracie is considered to be one of the most influential figures in the history of modern MMA and is a member of the “Gracie family”, a prominent Brazilian martial arts family.
Have you ever wondered how rich Royce Gracie is? According to sources, it has been estimated that Royce Gracie’s overall net worth is $5 million, accumulated by being one of the most successful people in his profession. In achieving the record of consecutive victories by submission in UFC history, Royce significantly increased his wealth, which has continued to grow through the years of his career. Since he is still an active MMA fighter, his net worth continues to grow.
Royce Gracie Net Worth $5 Million
Royce was born to famous Grand Master, Helio Gracie who introduced his son to Jiu Jitsu at a very young age, and encouraged Royce to continue practicing while learning from him and his older brothers, who are now all successful figures of BJJ themselves. Royce’s first competition came when he was just eight years old and by the time he was fourteen, he had already started giving classes. Due to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu’s federation rules, he was awarded a blue belt when he was sixteen, and his black belt even though a few months short of the minimum age requirements, thanks to his father’s influence. However, his debut as a black belt carrier was not successful as he lost in the first round to a student of Osvaldo Alves.
Royce soon joined his older brother Rorion at the new Gracie Academy in the US, where he also helped teaching. His true debut as a fighter came in 1993, when he won the Ultimate Fighting Championship tournament by being the lightest fighter in the competition. This was one of the first official No-Holds-Barred events in the US, and his victory made him one of the most recognized figures in the fighting world, and earned him respect from fellow fighters. Gracie won two more UFC tournaments in the following years, building his net worth.
In 1998 Royce was challenged by his uncle Carlson’s student, Wallid Ismail, who wanted a chance to prove that his tutor’s school was stronger than Helio’s. Although it wasn’t common for him, Gracie accepted but due to his long pause in grappling tournaments, he was defeated by Wallid. Royce returned to MMA, building a successful career, but the verbal battle between him and Wallid never ended.
Gracie fought in some of the most significant shows like Pride FC, K1 Dynamite and UFC. In 2007, after his win against Kazushi Sakubara, he was tested positive for anabolic steroids , and although Royce disputed all the California State Athletic Comission’s allegations, this left a big stain on his career.
In December 2010 at the UFC press conference, Gracie announced his retirement. Upon his father’s death, the Grand Master Helio Gracie, Royce decided to return to the “old days” in his master and father’s honor. He hung-up his coral belt and started wearing a navy blue belt similar to the Gracie Jiu Jitsu representatives in the late ‘60s.
When it comes to his most recent activities, Gracie won the fight against Kem Shamrock at Bellator 149 in February 2016, after returning from retirement to face his rival.
Aside from fights, Royce has starred in Sepultura’s music video for “Attitude”, and appeared on the film “Vale Todo” by Roberto Estrella, adding to is net worth.
In his personal life, Royce has three sons and a daughter with his wife Marianne, who he married in 1995. He is currently in dispute with the IRS over alleged back taxes.
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Royce Gracie information
|Birth date:||December 12, 1966|
|Birth place:||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Profession:||Mixed Martial Artist|
|Spouse:||Marianne Gracie m. 1995|
|Children:||Kharianna Gracie, Khonry Gracie, Kheydon Gracie, Khor Gracie|
|Parents:||Isabel Soares, Hélio Gracie|
|Siblings:||Rickson Gracie, Royler Gracie, Rorion Gracie, Relson Gracie, Rolls Gracie, Rerika Gracie|
More about Royce Gracie:
|The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power||2015||Video||Anngar|
|UFC Roundtable Legends Edition||2012||TV Movie||Guest|
|The Homecoming of Jimmy Whitecloud||2001||Tony|
|Lethal Weapon||1987||fight choreographer - uncredited|
|Bellator MMA Live||2014-2016||TV Series||Himself / Himself - Audience Member|
|Unrivaled: Royce Gracie||2016||TV Movie||Himself|
|UFC 156 Aldo vs. Edgar||2013||TV Special||Himself|
|Lendas do UFC||2012||TV Series documentary||Royce Gracie|
|The Gracies and the Birth of Vale Tudo||2010||Documentary||Himself|
|Vale todo: Anything goes||2010||Video||Himself|
|UFC 110: Nogueira vs. Velasquez||2010||TV Special||Himself - Audience Member|
|Inside MMA||2008||TV Series||Guest|
|FightZone Presents||2007||TV Series||Himself|
|Platinum Ring of Fire||2007||TV Movie||Himself|
|UFC Wired||2007||TV Series|
|Dynamite!! USA||2007||TV Movie||Himself|
|BodogFight||2007||TV Series||Himself - Special Guest Commentator|
|UFC 60: Hughes vs. Gracie||2006||TV Special||Himself|
|UFC: Ultimate Fight Night 3||2006||TV Special||Himself|
|Beyond the Glory||2005||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|UFC 52: Couture vs. Liddell 2||2005||TV Special||Himself|
|UFC: Ultimate Knockouts 3||2004||Video||Himself|
|Pride Shockwave||2003||TV Movie||Himself|
|UFC 45: Revolution||2003||TV Special||Himself|
|The Smashing Machine||2002||Documentary||Himself|
|Pride Grand Prix Finals||2000||TV Movie||Himself|
|Pride Grand Prix Opening Round||2000||TV Movie||Himself|
|Mystic Origins of the Martial Arts||1998||Video documentary||Himself|
|UFC 5: The Return of the Beast||1995||TV Special||Himself|
|UFC 4: Revenge of the Warriors||1994||TV Special||Himself|
|UFC 3: The American Dream||1994||TV Special||Himself|
|UFC 2: No Way Out||1994||TV Special||Himself|
|UFC 1: The Beginning||1993||TV Special||Himself|
|I Am Bruce Lee||2012||TV Movie documentary||Himself|
|UFC Hits: Volume 1||2000||Video||Himself|
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|1||Is set to fight welterweight UFC Champion Matt Hughes at Ultimate Fighting Championship 60 in May 2006. [March 2006]|
|2||Bucharest, Romania: Filming "Scorpion King 4: The Lost Throne" [August 2013]|
|3||Training for his UFC comeback against UFC Welterweight Champion Matt Hughes. [April 2006]|
|4||Teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu grappling techniques to Miami Police Department's Special Response Team. [January 2006]|
|5||Today Royce is privileged to spread the techniques perfected by his father all over the world. Throughout his busy fighting career Royce has maintained a rigorous travel schedule of seminars and classes. He oversees more than 55 US and international Royce Gracie Jiu-jitsu Networks.|
|6||His G.R.A.C.I.E. course for law enforcement has gained international recognition. Aside from teaching at his Networks across the United States, he regularly visits Canada, England, Scotland, Portugal, Spain, Israel, Australia, UAE and South America.|
|7||Trains Israeli Special Forces and prepares Israeli teens before joining the Israeli Army. Teaches Jiu-Jitsu to Navy Seals, US Army Rangers, the CIA, FBI, and nationwide Law Enforcement Special Response Teams.|
|8||Went to a draw against Muay Thai lightweight champion Hideo Tokoro in K-1 Premium Dynamite Championship on 31st December 2005.|
|9||Opened his first Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Torrance, California. Twenty years later, that school is one of the largest Martial Arts Academies in the nation.|
|10||Taught his Jiu-Jitsu grappling techniques to US Army Rangers in Fort Benning and to many branches of US Army Special Forces.|
|11||Was defeated in a Jiu-Jitsu fight in Pride Dynamite by seasoned Judoka, and former Olympic Gold medalist, Hidehiko Yoshida. The two got a rematch, during Pride FC Otoko Festival, and the fight went to a draw.|
|12||Is a close friend of legendary writer/director John Milius.|
|13||Is a Seven-Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.|
|14||Name is pronounced like Hoyce.|
|15||Has taught Jiu-Jitsu to such celebrities as Chuck Norris, Nicolas Cage, Ed O'Neill, and Guy Ritchie.|
|16||Is the author of 3 best-selling books: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Self Defense, Superfit, and Ultimate Fighting Techniques.|
|17||After leaving the UFC, Royce competed in the PRIDE Fighting Championships in Japan. He holds the record for the longest MMA match in history: 90 minutes against Japanese superstar Kazushi Sakuraba.Royce's largest opponent was Sumo Grand Champion Akebono (6' 8" 486 lbs). He defeated the giant in just 2min and 13sec with a shoulder lock.|
|18||In 1993, the brainchild of Royce's older brother, Rorion Gracie and fight promoter Art Davie, the UFC was born.It was an eight-man single-elimination tournament with very few rules that would award $50,000 to the winner. The basic premise was to find out how different styles of martial arts would fare against each other. Art Davie placed ads in martial arts magazines and sent letters to anyone in any martial arts directory he could find to recruit competitors for the event.It was understood that Rickson Gracie, the larger, stronger brother and family champion, would be the one to fight as the Jiu-Jitsu representative; however, it was Rorion who chose Royce, the smaller and less assuming of the Gracies, to represent the family style.|
|19||Is the only fighter in the history of no-holds-barred matches to successfully defeat four opponents in one night.|
|20||Had an amateur JuJitsu Record of 51-3.|
|21||A 3-Time Ultimate Fighting World Champion.|
|22||Was undefeated in his first 8 professional fights.|
|23||Defeated by Wallid Ismail for the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championship in the mid 1990s.|
|24||His father Hélio Gracie is the creator of Gracie-style jiu jitsu.|
|25||2003, First-ever inductee into the UFC Hall of Fame.|
|26||Began training in his family's martial art of Gracie Jiu Jitsu when he was 8 years old.|
|27||Fought in the longest mixed martial arts fight in the modern era against Japanese fighter Kazushi Sakuraba at the Pride Grand Prix 2000. The fight lasted almost 2 hours and ended only when Gracie threw in the towel due to a broken foot.|
|28||Won the very first Ultimate Fighting Championship by defeating boxer Art Jimmerson, fellow ultimate fighter Ken Shamrock, and Dutch kick-boxer Gerard Gordeau, all in one night.|
|1||I said 'You cheated.' He gave me a look like "So what?" I threw in a couple of head butts and when I got the choke, I held on a little longer than I should have. Let's just say that I didn't feel him tap.|
|2||He tapped, I let go, and then he tried to continue. I grabbed on to him again, and I told him right in his ear, "I know you tapped. You know you tapped. But you want to continue? We'll continue." I told the ref, "We know he tapped, but let it go. We're going to continue." I grabbed Shamrock and started to yell in his ear, "Go! Go!" He must have felt by the tone of my voice that I wasn't going to let go a second time." He's like, "No, no - you're right, I tapped."|
|3||I can't afford to get hit. I'm not punch-proof|
|4||Watch you mouth you call me lame.|
|5||I go to Disneyland!|
|6||Hi, my name is Royce Gracie. I'm a 4th degree black belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and I'm here to prove that my family's fighting style is the best. (introduction at the first Ultimate Fighting Championship)|
|7||A black belt only covers two inches of your as* - you have to cover the rest.|
|8||Jiu-Jitsu is like a philosophy. It helps me learn how to face life.|
|9||The idea of jiu-jitsu is to give the little guy a chance to beat the big guy.|
|10||Don't hurt your opponent if you don't have to, submit him.|
|11||I would fight the devil himself if he stepped into the Octagon.|
|3||Causing little to no harm to his much larger opponents|
|4||A legend and pioneer in the sport of mixed martial arts, he is widely considered to be the most influential figure in the history of modern MMA|