Renzo UFC debut will not be against Hughes

by Brent Brookhouse | source:

I spoke to Renzo Gracie yesterday at the Renzo Gracie Academy in New York, and contrary to earlier rumors, he won't be fighting Matt Hughes in his Octagon debut. The match up though has indeed been talked about and will most likely happen, but it was actually negotiated for his second UFC fight, and not the first.

No word yet on when or who he will debut against, but for the most part it seems like the UFC management wants him to shake off the rust and to re-introduce him to the fans first before taking on Matt Hughes.

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hiptosser site profile image  

11/18/09 11:25 PM by hiptosser

because a sub culture of BJJ people like Renzo and think it would be cool for the public at large to find out who he is

CindyO site profile image  

11/18/09 6:46 PM by CindyO

  Nah... DW loves and respect Renzo VERY much=) Cindy

PembrokePinesVillain site profile image  

11/18/09 2:48 AM by PembrokePinesVillain

 as would everyone with everyfighter..

inf0 site profile image  

11/18/09 2:46 AM by inf0

Smart to want a warm-up for Hughes.. Otherwise it might be one and done.

CharlesLewis site profile image  

11/18/09 2:08 AM by CharlesLewis

 I would rather see him in an org with upkicks, knees on the ground... Pride rules.

iclimb513 site profile image  

11/18/09 2:00 AM by iclimb513

If by "surf" you mean "anyone who has trained BJJ for even one day" then I agree. That hand gesture in photos is beyond ubiquitous.

PembrokePinesVillain site profile image  

11/18/09 12:48 AM by PembrokePinesVillain

 im stoked, i dont care who he fights, i dont even care if he wins, i just wanna watch the mater in action!

Scuba Dog site profile image  

11/18/09 12:44 AM by Scuba Dog

so they're gonna set him up with a scrub that supposed to lose his first fight?

jkd_guy site profile image  

11/18/09 12:41 AM by jkd_guy

Hows Renzo/Serra these days?I was watching UFC 84 (?) Countdown last night, and I noticed they barely mentioned Renzo, and Renzo was not part of Matt's training/coaching team.

ManhoefKOAnderson site profile image  

11/17/09 11:12 PM by ManhoefKOAnderson

Why UFC ? ? ?If you're a big renzo gracie fan, why wouldn't you just want to see him fight ? ? ?amazing how fucking stupid UFC shills / Noobs are. They think UFC is the only MMA org in the world.