View Poll Results: So do you agree with JFS statement about Royce being able to do nothing to him?
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2/04/2006 1:52am, #1
Do you agree with this statement?Originally Posted by JFS USAAnd that's when I figured out that tears couldn't make somebody who was dead alive again. There's another thing to learn about tears, they can't make somebody who doesn't love you any more love you again. It's the same with prayers. I wonder how much of their lives people waste crying and praying to God. If you ask me, the devil makes more sense than God does. I can at least see why people would want him around. It's good to have somebody to blame for the bad stuff they do. Maybe God's there because people get scared of all the bad stuff they do. They figure that God and the Devil are always playing this game of tug-of-war game with them. And they never know which side they're gonna wind up on. I guess that tug-of-war idea explains how sometimes, even when people try to do something good, it still turns out bad.
2/04/2006 2:16am, #2
I'm somewhere in between.
Can't vote as I still haven't seen JFS in a real fight. Royce is hardly unstoppable. It's just the superlative that makes it unrealistic. The fact that someone even putting themselves in the same class as Royce makes them automatically "Bullshido" is just nutriding of epic proportions. Some people need to take his dick out of their mouth for 2 seconds and realize that he is not a fucking demi-god. (no reference to my humourous subtitle intented).
I honestly haven't reen Royce fight in about 10 years anyways (except for the Sakuraba clips from I don't know even when they came). So it's hard to tell how he even fights anymore. There's certainly no shortage of people today who could take out the Royce of the early UFC's. I assume he's gotten more rounded. Sure. But still, people throwing temper tantrums and pissing their pants about it is like gradeschoolers cry after you only threaten to take away their lolipops.
2/04/2006 2:17am, #3Originally Posted by Omar
He sent the letter back during the Gracie Challenge days of early 90's.
No way in Hell.
Easy way to find out.
This is the Head Instructor of Ground Control, a RENZO GRACIE Fighter.
Easy enough way to test one skills, eh?
As for the throwing temper fits... Have you seen how you CMA types go off the deep end?! LOL
Last edited by Pandinha; 2/04/2006 2:19am at .Originally Posted by Sifu Rudy Abel
2/04/2006 2:20am, #4
When was UFC 1 anyways? I really can't remember. 88? 90? Later?
Does "The Gracie Challenge" mean like when they had those articles in Black Belt magazine advertising 40 grand or something if you could beat any of them?
2/04/2006 2:22am, #5
That would be good. I'd take that. That would be a badass alternative. Now if we can just start some bad blood between JFS and Groundcontoll's instructor. lol
Actually, more realistically, would be a visit along the lines of what Omega was proposing and see if we could just get some kind of overall assesment of his fighting ability. Not grappling, all around fighting. Some kind of a serious evaluation.
It SHOULD settle all this BS but it might not. I remember Djimbe was still ridiculed and villified just as mightily even after Muay Thai champion Khun Khao came on and vouched for his ability. Apparently:
legible posting > Gong Sau.
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2/04/2006 2:33am, #6
I voted no, based on what I currently know.
Should things prove to be otherwise, I will consider it my duty to publically apologize profusely. You heard it here first, and don't be afraid to hold me to it should things turn out differently.
2/04/2006 3:00am, #7
It's perfectly relevant to this thread. No is saying he is any kind of great grappler either so when you "rofl" at the thought of him fighting Royce you are talking about his ability to fight. No one said anything about Grapplers Quest or Naga or the Panams or whatever. Just fighting.
You've just got that one note drum and your going to keep pounding it regardless of the topic aren't you.
I'd still give 10:1 odds for Royce but just trying to laugh him off the boards and imply that somehow his entire being just reeks of "Bullshido" is going overboard. We've never seen JFS really try to hit someone for real and I expect he is one of those few who actually does have KO power in his punches even from a clinch so....I'd give him a fighting chance.
2/04/2006 3:15am, #8
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i don't know JFS, but anyone can fight... can they fight good... if he can fight good, then why isn't he in the octagon making the big bucks and showing how bad he is??? i know a guy in my town says the same kind of stuff and i can own him and i suck and do aikido... so thats like sucks to the power of two... and i suck at math...
2/04/2006 3:18am, #9
And yeh, claiming to be able to take out a family of that caliber does indeed reek of bullshido.
When did "Royce" become the whole family? If we were talking about Rickson or even some of the other brothers or Minotauro or any number of top fighters I wouldn't give JFS a chance but Royce, as good as he is, is not nearly as well rounded as a lot of guys out there. It doesn't take that much grappling to deal with someone if you have a big enough advantage on the striking side.
You are a good example of the fallacy of your own argument. JFS would squish you like a bug. I expect you'd be out cold before we could count to ten even though you have "teh g4app1E!".
The end question IS fighting.
Grappling =/= grappling. It is not a trump card. It does not end all arguments.
This thing is getting old. What is it now? 4 threads? **** it man. There's got to be better
2/04/2006 3:23am, #10Originally Posted by AikiZenDragon
There's a lot of good reasons why you could think that JFS isn't a badass. Money and lack of octogon fame is not one of them. Do you have any idea the kind of **** those guys get paid? JFS most likely makes more than most Pride fighters even. Go do a search and dig up the purses on CHAMPIONSHIP fights. Peanuts. They do it for the love...and maybe the endorsements but the sport ain't mainstream enough yet to get Nike asking you to wear their sneakers.