|Real Name/Full Name:
|57 years old
|12th December 1966
|Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):
|Yes (Khonry, Khor, Kheydon, and Kharianna)
|Is Royce Gracie Gay?
|Mixed Martial Artist
|Net Worth in 2024:
Born in Brazil, Royce Gracie is a mixed martial artist, and in the history of mixed martial art sport, he commands a lot of influence. He rose to fame when in the early 1990s when competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. In1993-1994 tournament, he won UFC1, UFC2, and UFC4 only in the UFC5 fight with Ken Shamrock. He comes from Gracie family, a family well respected in Brazil in martial arts. In his 20 mixed martial arts matches, he has won 15 of them and drew two. His exploits in UFC saw him become the first inductee in UFC Hall of Fame.
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Early Life & Biography
Gracie was born on December 12, 1966, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in a family of martial artists. He was born in a family of nine, seven of them being boys. His father, Helio Gracie, together with his brother Carlos founded Gracie jiu-jitsu martial arts. At an early age, he began training with his father during weekends and evenings after school. Royce began competing at the tender age of 8, and at the age of 16, he had received a blackbelt. After his decision to take martial arts as a career, his dad became his teacher.
The age of 18, Royce and his brother Rorion moved to the United States of America, where they began teaching martial arts. Today, the school that they opened in California is one of the best martial arts schools in the country.
Being born in the Gracie family comes with fame and, of course, with your life being in the public eye always. Gracie married his wife Marianne, who together are blessed with three boys and one daughter. The three boys are named Kheydon, Khonry, and Khor Gracie, while their daughter is called Khharianna Gracie. In 2016, Royce filed for divorce, both citing irreconcilable differences. In order for him to keep fit, he keeps a tight routine that includes running, weight lifting as well as meditation.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 12th December 1966, Royce Gracie is 57 years old as of today’s date 25th February 2024. His height is 1.85m tall, and his weight is 80 kg.
Art Jimmerson was his UFC opponent, whom he easily defeated using a style commonly known as baiana. Later he met with Ken Shamrock at the semis whom he also defeated before defeating Karate and Gerard Gordeau in the finals taking home the title. In his next UFC tournament, he successfully defended his title by defeating opponents like Minoki Ichihara, Jason De Lucia, Remco Pardoel before retaining the title by making Patrick Smith his final opponent submit to punches from top position.
His first defeat came in his UFC third tournament when he withdrew from his second match due to dehydration and exhaustion. He went on to compete in several tournaments, and his last fight in UFC was against Ken Shamrock, where the match ended in a draw.
Awards & Achievements
With a martial arts career that saw him fight best of the best in the sport, awards and nominations were not hard to come way. He won UFC1, UFC2, and UFC4 Tournament Championships. He became the first person in UFC history to win a tournament in his first tournament championship. This wasn’t the only record that he made because he also became to win most tournaments in UFC as well as fighting the longest fight in UFC history, which lasted for 36 minutes.
Other awards to his name are Fighter of the Year in 1993, 2013 Lifetime Achievement with World MMA Awards, among others. To cap it all, and he was inducted in UFC Hall of Fame in 2003 as the first inductee while his nemesis Ken Shamrock was the second inductee.
Net Worth & Salary of Royce Gracie in 2024
With martial arts being his only career, most of his earning has come from the sport. UFC tournaments and pay per view matches brought good earnings his way. The school he opened with his brother has been doing very well in California and has been named among the best in the USA. Today he has a net worth estimated to be around $6 million as of February 2024.
Royce Gracie’s fame has also come with some controversies, most of them being with his fellow fighters. Among those he has been in dispute with is his own nephews Ryron Gracie and Rener Gracie. In 2007, he tested positive for steroids after fighting Sakuraba, which saw getting suspended and fined $2,500. He came out of retirement to fight is nemesis Ken Shamrock a match that he won through TKO but was marred with controversies.