According to a March 31 report from Yahoo! Sports, there's some lingering tension between Eddie Bravo and the Gracie family, even after the 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu grappling legend tried to squash the feud at Metamoris III this past weekend.
Following Bravo's match against Royler Gracie at the submission grappling tournament, Royce Gracie apparently confronted him backstage.
I told him that I liked what he said after the fight, but didn’t like the fact that he always talked trash about Royler and my family. He stood up and started yelling, so I also raised the tone of my voice and told him I didn’t like it...He said he always gave my family credit, but I know it’s not true. He always talks trash about my family. Enough with this [expletive]. He said he never talked bad about my family and he always gave us credit. He kept raising the tone of his voice, and I told him to shut up, so Jean Jacques [Machado] came in, said we didn’t need this and asked [Bravo] to leave.
Gracie also took a jab at Bravo's performance against Royler. Royce thinks Royler dominated Bravo, even though the 20-minute match was declared a draw.
I wanted to talk to him for years, but never had the chance to meet him. I met him after the fight and he was there, throwing up. Royler dominated him so much, he did so much strength, that he threw up after the fight.
Analysis: Is there a chance that Royce is simply trying to play up the drama between his family and Bravo to hype up a potential Metamoris bout?
That seems unlikely. Royce Gracie doesn't like to fight with time limits, and he comes from a vale-tudo background. He doesn't compete in grappling tournaments.
At present time, there just seems to be a genuine dislike between Royce Gracie and Eddie Bravo.