Originally Posted by The Spider
I remember the media being all over the little guy in the gi - Royce Gracie, and then Gracie shocking everyone by winning not just UF1, but also UFC2.
I was curious watching the competitors being introduced as black belt in this art and brown belt in that art, and a minute after the opening bell most of them were fighting like drunken streetfighters
It was nothing like that at all. There was no drunken street fighting of any kind. Royce simply got into the traditional BJJ southpaw stance, felt the range with a lead kick, gauged the distance, shot in for the takedown and the rest of the fight was nothing more than an infomercial on how ridiculously easy it is for BJJ to overcome any other style once the fight gets to the ground.
If anybody was drunk, it was Art Jimmerson and the one boxing glove on one hand but that's about it.
There was nothing even remotely close to resembling drunken street fighters when Royce introduced America to GJJ.