UFC releases "UFC: Ultimate Royce Gracie" for DVD and Blu-ray on May 10

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3/30/11 1:55:06PM
The Ultimate Fighting Championship is paying tribute to its first star.

UFC officials recently announced the promotion is planning to release "UFC: Ultimate Royce Gracie" on May 10.

Available on DVD and Blu-ray, the two-disc tribute to the UFC Hall of Fame member includes nearly six hours of content.

Gracie (14-2-3 MMA, 12-1-1 UFC) ushered in a new era in martial arts with his performances in the early days of the UFC. The grappling ace rattled off 11 consecutive submissions to open his career, and an event expected to serve as a one-time jiu-jitsu showcase became a sporting phenomenon.

"He is the godfather," UFC president Dana White stated in an official release. "He is the man who started it all, and we all bow down and kiss the ring of Royce Gracie. He kick-started the entire sport of mixed martial arts."

"UFC: Ultimate Royce Gracie" includes his most memorable fights, as well as behind-the-scenes footage and interviews. Gracie's UFC bouts with Ken Shamrock and Kimo Leopoldo, as well as his incredible 90-minute PRIDE match with Kazushi Sakuraba, are included.

Gracie hasn't fought since a June 2007 win over Sakuraba, but he's currently pressing for a return bout at the UFC's August event in his native Brazil.

"UFC: Ultimate Royce Gracie" carries a suggested retail price of $24.98 on DVD and $34.99 on Blu-ray.

3/30/11 4:56:18PM
Youve seen 1 Royce Gracie submission, youve seen em all....

I like him though. Like what he has done for the sport, but when I watch him, I snooze.
3/30/11 5:13:35PM
Yawn. Release an Ultimate Sakuraba and we'll talk.
3/30/11 9:00:53PM
Ultimate Joe Rogan quotes ftw?
3/30/11 10:19:51PM
I know this is old news, but it still boils my blood that they didn't list his full MMA record when he fought Hughes.
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