Kazushi Sakuraba will go down in MMA history as the scourge of the Gracie family, earning the nickname "The Gracie Hunter" for taking down several members of the Gracie family—Royler, Royce, Renzo and Ryan—during his fight career. A wrestler and muay thai practitioner, Sakuraba practically specialized in defeating those that used Brazilian jiu-jitsu. He was never afraid to challenge opponents that outweighed him by a considerable margin, and his conditioning was legendary. In his prime, Sakuraba was a force to be reckoned with, and he would be a welcome addition to the stable of fighters.