Fighting is the best thing a man can have on his soul.
These photos were taken before the PRIDE Bushido 1 event in Japan back in 2003. In this event, the Gracies fought against Japan. It was an incredible night, Rodrigo, myself, Ryan, Ralph and Renzo all fought against a different Japanese opponent. Rodirgo and Ralph both won by decision. Renzo and I both lost by decision (even though we both smashed our opponents...). It all came down to Ryan. He was the final fight of the night. He had to win to secure a victory for the Gracies. It was short and sweet, finishing the fight by knockout. Pure aggression and passion during the fight, afterwards the consummate professional fighter as always. The Gracies were victorious!