MMA Royce Gracie vs Akiyama canceled

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  1. brolli

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    Akiyama has a very bad back injury that occured during training. Royce will now fight Tokoro, who was scheduled to fight Nagata. The weight limit will be 180 lbs. Tokoro will fight at 178 lbs, which is well over what he usually fights at. Royce will have to come down in weight.


    sucks...

    and I know exactly how much having a back injury sucks. Just a nagging pain that holds you back in terms of training...
     
  2. chechen

    chechen Brazilian Jiu Jitsu OT Supporter

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    thats a pretty decent fight though regardless
     
  3. Rommel

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    i will laugh if tokoro beats Royce especially considering that he's essentially a 145lb fighter.
     
  4. brolli

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    I wouldn't be that surprised. Royce was supposedly an overhyped brown belt at least at the time of the ufcs. In terms of fighting, he only really has bjj. I am not even sure who tokoro is but if he is more well rounded, his 145 won't matter as much.
     
  5. JustGod

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    I'll be rooting for Royce.
     
  6. Rommel

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    I'm hoping that tokoro finally brings down the mma myth that is Royce Gracie
     
  7. FlyingNun

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    lame...i was looking foward to akiyama pounding royce...tokoro won't be the one to do it...too small
     
  8. JustGod

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    I can't understand why so many people hat on Royce.
     
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    Atmosphere PURPLE DREAM

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    he's somewhat of an ass i believe

    from what i remember -- royce, ralph, and royler are kinda assholes. rickson, kron, and ryan are complete assholes. renzo is the only nice one
     
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    There are a lot of bad stories about what a lot of the gracies used to do to people in brazil ie picking fights with random ppl etc...
     

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