The man who many claim to be their inspiration for getting into MMA in the first place, Royce Gracie, spoke to MMAWeekly and talked about how he has lost the drive to fight. Here’s what the legend had to say.
I don’t feel the urge to fight. I’ve never had a fight on the street, never hurt my opponents. But I don’t feel that edge, that urge to fight. Before, four, five, six months after the fight, I would call my manager and say, ‘get me in the ring, I want to train.’ I want to go into that concentration camp mode and just train for the fight. Now… eh, I don’t feel that.
Royce followed his “concentration camp” comment by saying how the fire he used to have burning inside him was as hot as a dozen “Jew-burning Nazi ovens” but, sadly, that is no longer the case.