Originally Posted by lwbrewer
If I remember correctly the Gracies asked him and persuaded him to step aside at UFC 1. Other than Big John no one really new what BJJ was, or as they called it Gracie JJ.
Going from memory so fact check it to make sure.
If he didn't back out i wonder if Rickson would have been the one to fight. That would have been interesting.. Rickson is a beast.