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 Royce Gracie, father and professional mixed martial artist for Bellator MMA, left, watches early morning television with his 10-year-old daughter, Kharianna, right, after packing her lunch, fixing her breakfast and before taking her to school at their home in Palos Verdes Estates, CA. (©Gail Fisher for ESPN)
 Early morning rituals start at 7am for 49-year-old Gracie, the UFC legend, with shaving and taking his daughter to school before starting a rigorous training schedule. (©Gail Fisher for ESPN)
 Gracie's son Kheydon, 13, left, ditches school and naps in the back seat as his father navigates his way through heavy Los Angeles traffic on his way to The Yard to train for an upcoming fight.  (©Gail Fisher for ESPN)
 Royce Gracie, father and professional mixed martial artist for Bellator MMA, left, watches early morning television with his 10-year-old daughter, Kharianna, right, after packing her lunch, fixing her breakfast and before taking her to school at their home in Palos Verdes Estates, CA. (©Gail Fisher for ESPN)
 Gracie, considered by UFC fans to be the most influential figure in the history of modern MMA, first gained recognition by winning one-night tournaments at three of the first four UFC events. Gracie, who hasn't fought professionally since 2007, trains with Yoshi Hisataka, right, at The Yard gym in Los Angeles. (©Gail Fisher for ESPN)
 Gracie, right, Brazilian professional mixed martial artist, (MMA Founding Father), trains with Hisataka, left, using some of his Jiu-Jitsu moves for his upcoming fight against Ken Shamrock. Gracie defeated Shamrock, a fellow UFC Hall of Famer, by submission in just 57 seconds during their first fight at UFC 1. (©Gail Fisher for ESPN)
 Gracie, Brazilian professional mixed martial artist for Bellator MMA, is photographed during an interview at Twitter in Santa Monica, CA, to use social media to promote his upcoming fight in Houston, Texas. (©Gail Fisher for ESPN)
 Jason Nash, left, internet filmmaker, writer and Vine phenomenon, stands with Gracie, right, mixed martial artist for Bellator MMA at Twitter, during their iPhone video shoot at Twitter in Santa Monica, CA. (©Gail Fisher for ESPN)
 Gracie, whose only loss in UFC competition came in 2006 against Matt Hughes, trains with longtime friend James Strom during a workout at the Royce Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Torrance, California. Gracie's gym is known as one of the largest martial arts schools in the country. (©Gail Fisher for ESPN)
 Gracie, left, works on his strength and conditioning with sports trainer, Strom, center, at the Royce Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy that he founded to promote mixed martial arts. (©Gail Fisher for ESPN)
 Gracie, right, UFC legend, trains with Strom, left, former strength and conditioning coach for the USC Trojans and LA Rams, during a strenuous workout at the Royce Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Torrance, California. (©Gail Fisher for ESPN)
 Looking to shake off the rust of more than eight years, Gracie spends time at his gym stretching out his body in preparation for his bout with Shamrock. Like their first two meetings in the days before weight classes in the UFC, Friday's bout at Bellator 149 will be contested at open weight, with Shamrock expected to enter with a significant weight advantage. (©Gail Fisher for ESPN)
 At his home in Palos Verdes Estates, CA, Gracie stands up to his waist for several minutes icing his legs and spine in their family pool after a strenuous day of training and sparing and is greeted by his 10-year-old daughter, Kharianna, who has just returned home from school and music lessons. (©Gail Fisher for ESPN)
 Gracie applies heat to his body in the hot tub outside his home immediately after icing his legs and spine in the pool. Throughout Gracie's professional career, 12 of his 14 wins came via submission. (©Gail Fisher for ESPN)
 Still feeling sore muscles after icing and heating his body, Gracie calls his chiropractor to see if he can get an evening appointment to help ease the pain and have his body readjusted. (©Gail Fisher for ESPN)
 Gracie, right, watches Maya Merchant, show her flexibility, center, 10-year old friend of his daughter, Kharianna, left. The Gracie house is a popular gathering place for his children’s friends to gather and hang out together. (©Gail Fisher for ESPN)
 Royce Gracie, father and professional mixed martial artist for Bellator MMA, left, watches early morning television with his 10-year-old daughter, Kharianna, right, after packing her lunch, fixing her breakfast and before taking her to school at their home in Palos Verdes Estates, CA. (©Gail Fisher for ESPN)
 Fowler-Reida, a doctor who specializes in the treatment of the spine, skeletal, muscle and nervous system, works on Gracie, 49, who has been his patient and friend for the past twenty years, and needed work on his body after a hard day of training. (©Gail Fisher for ESPN)
 Gracie's son Khor, left, a 17-year-old high school senior, helps his father prepare venison burgers for dinner in the kitchen of their home. The meat was collected from a recent deer hunting trip in Kentucky. (©Gail Fisher for ESPN)
 Gracie and his family relax in the living room of their home after dinner before retiring for the night. Khonry, 18, left, his sister Kharianna, 10, center, spend time with their father and neighbor Joey Johnson, right. Kharianna, who is a dancer, gets an ice wrap applied around a sore ankle by her father. Her mother, Dr. Marianne Cuttic, is a podiatrist and is working this week in her office in Mammoth Lakes, which is more than 300 miles away. (©Gail Fisher for ESPN)
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