Him or Royce are the guys virtually all of the Jiu-Jitsu guys I know reference as to why we got in the sport.
I tricked my mom into renting the UFC with its YRV (youth restricted viewing sticker) rating from Blockbuster on VHS. The violence caught my young brain to be sure, the spectacle of it as well....but it was seeing Royce and his unassuming demeanor tap out these guys with joint locks and chokes.
Anyhow, I have digressed. Enjoy some stories and background from the main man himself, Rickson Gracie.