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Royce Makes List of 50 Greatest Athletes

January 22, 2014

By Sports Illustrated

Sports Illustrated released a special edition magazine listing the 50 Greatest Athletes of all Time. Everyone who's ever worn a gi was super excited to see that Royce made the list alongside some of the all-time greats: Mike Tyson, Michael Jordan, Lebron James, Pele, Tiger Woods and many other.

When Royce found out he was on the list, here is what he had to say:

"I am honored to make Sports Illustrated top 50 athletes of all time list. I don't get excited about many things but this is something that humbles me."

On behalf of jiu-jitsu students around the world, we thank Royce for paving the way and congratulate him on this well deserved recognition.