On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with MMA and jiu-jitsu legend Royce Gracie (https://twitter.com/realroyce).
One of his latest ventures is acting, and he is a featured actor in the new film "The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power". Although he has appeared on film before, this is the first film in which he is not playing himself.
We spoke with Royce Gracie by phone, using Google Voice, Tuesday, about this film.
"I'm a soldier," he said of his character. Several other actors with real MMA and martial arts backgrounds also appear in this film, including Roy Nelson. But the fate of Royce's character in this film is different from what we know of his real accomplishments in combat sports.
In this film, he said with a laugh, "The Scorpion King kicks my butt."
We discussed more about his role, how he had to learn sword fighting for it, how jiu-jitsu aided in this process, plans to continue his acting career, his upcoming seminars and appearances at Bellator MMA events, and much more.
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