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Royce Gracie Picks Fedor Emelianenko Over Brock Lesnar



Royce Gracie, the winner of the first Ultimate Fighting Championship, made an appearance in to Dubai over the weekend and spoke about his experiences in Braziliani jiu jitsu and MMA, why he declined an invitation to attend UFC 100, and who he thinks would win a fight between Affliction star Fedor Emelianenko and UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar.

"Fedor," Gracie said. "I hope Fedor, but there's only one way to find out, any given day. ... Fedor (is) a more all-around guy. He's got good stand-up, heavy hands, good takedowns, good finishes. ... Fedor right now is the No. 1 guy."

Gracie also said he thinks Kazushi Sakuraba was a better fighter than Matt Hughes, that his schedule wouldn't permit him to make it to UFC 100 on July 11, and that he doesn't "have the bug" to fight anymore, but if someone offered him a huge amount of money to fight, he could find the bug. The interview, conducted by Emirates Jiu Jitsu, has some issues with sound quality, but the whole thing is worth watching. The video above is Part 3, and Parts 1 and 2 are below.

Royce Gracie in Dubai Part 1:


Royce Gracie in Dubai Part 2: