Jose Fraguas:In your opinion, what role does fear play in a real fight?
Rickson Gracie:Fear is always present. For me that's good. You must be afraid. If you're not afraid, you're not intelligent. It's very important to respect your opponent and be afraid of what he can do. But this goes back to emotional control. Don't let the fear get strong. It's there, but you keep it in a shell. As soon as things start, you have to believe in what you know and in yourself, and turn on the automatic pilot. Just do it and don't think about it or your fear.