The only way Gracie could worth a mil is if the venue was a 100000 seater, because then, he probably would pay for himself.
Merits aside, when the venue holds what, 22000 people, and sold out in half an hour? From a business standpoint, Gracie has no leverage; aside from projected PPV buy increases.
Last edited by dbader08; 06-25-2011 at 08:21 PM.
Sooooo, apparently the going rate for starring in your own snuff film is 7 figures....weird.
well depending on who he actually fought it might not be that unreasonable, more people will definitely buy the ppv to see him, i duno about a million and in the context of that interview it may be more of a joke then what he actually thinks he'll get. but who knows he might get it he might not, i'd love to see him go against a legend- sakuraba, severn or even chuck, i think it would be pointless to put him against some random welterweight coming up, so it would be a huge fight maybe a million isn't enough.
I'm a Gracie fan, too, albeit he's a documented cheater, but let's be honest - the first few UFC events was tailor-made for Royce Gracie. There was no way that a bunch of bar brawlers was going to beat him, or any Gracie, for that matter, minus Ken Shamrock. Now, let's say if there wasn't any Gracie competiting, i'm almost certain that Ken Shamrock, or even Patrick Smith would've ran through the likes of Art Jimmerson, Gerard Gordeau, Minoki Ichihara, Jason Delucia, and Remco Pardoel to win UFC 1 & 2. And let's say if that was the case - would Ken or Pat be worth a million, today? Heck, son - Ken Shamrock actually did more for the sport, so UFC should just give a million for the hell of it. Anyway, UFC RIO is sold out, from i've gathered, and that occurred without Royce Gracie's name tagged to the event, yet. Deserving, or not - he ain't getting it, which is fair in my opinion. Fighters today, deserve that form of revenue a million times more than Royce Gracie.
I think Royce would definitely do it for less. Obviously I think he'd like 7 figures but I think he might be sarcastic as it says that he ended it with a laugh. A video would probably make it easier to tell though.
I've lost a lot of respect for Royce over the years,and it sucks...
I'm gonna say this one time,and then again and again.Athletes are all paid too much.there isn't a fucking thing that a fighter does that is worth what a fire fighter does,realistically.Or a good teacher who touches a student(not in his pants).
It's the American way to just completely ignore the millions that guys make(not really talking mma here really)to play fucking sports.Sports dude.You dug a ditch today for less than ten bucks an hour so that millionaire's yard doesn't flood,ya dig?
Royce Gracie,whether he did this or did not do that,is worth less than 100,000,both for his current relevance and ability,and for the fact that his line of work means dick in the grand scheme of things.
Last edited by jody; 06-26-2011 at 03:07 AM.
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