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Gracie Doesn’t Care Shamrock Failed Drug Test

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Royce Gracie after a victory at UFC 1

Gracie had a more subdued reaction to the test failure. In fact, he didn’t seem to care. Both he and Shamrock have failed PED tests in the past.

“I don’t think too much about it,” said Gracie to Guilherme Cruz for MMA Fighting. “It doesn’t make any difference. It made no difference.”

“I don’t follow Shamrock, so I didn’t even know he was caught before.”

“Shamrock was always famous for complaining and making excuses. He was kneed in the stomach, it wasn’t a low blow. I told him after the fight, ‘if you want to complain, complain to the referee’. But when I saw the replay, it wasn’t a low blow. The second knee hit his face and he kind of went out. He was lost, and woke up when he hit the ground.”

Gracie further said he is open to fighting more, and that promoters should call him.

“I only sign one fight at a time,” said Gracie. “I know that ratings were great, everybody watched the fight. It was the highest ratings for Bellator, which is good. If they call me again, I’d do it. If they don’t call me, there’s nothing I can do about it. Some people ask me why I haven’t fought before, and that’s because nobody called me before. I came back now, and it did great numbers.

“I never called anybody out. The way I see, when you’re in there, you’re being challenged. People always wanted to fight me. My father didn’t make us fighters, he made us teachers. We fight to prove that our art, Gracie jiu-jitsu, is the best.”

Shamrock is now on a three fight losing streak. He has won just four fights in 16 years, against 12 losses. Gracie improved 2-0-1 vs. Shamrock, and 15-2-3.

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Aaron Portier
Highly passionate MMA Journalist, and I've followed the sport ever since my favorite fighter, Vitor Belfort won the heavyweight tournament at UFC 12. After that I've tried to go to every local MMA event around the Gulf Coast and surrounding areas and decided to make it a point to have a career in some aspect in the fighting sport other than fighting in general (didn't want to ruin my face). I'm currently enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University working towards a degree in Communication. I cover MMA, Boxing and Football for The Daily Star newspaper in my hometown of Hammond, Louisiana, in addition to working as a promotional writer for a local Boxing promotion known as BoxnCar and I cover boxing for 8countnews.com however SciFighting.com is my home. My main goal is to bring more publicity to MMA in my area and to the sport as a whole as all of us involved with the sport are merely scratching the surface and laying the foundation of what mixed martial arts competition will be further down the road.