Marcelo Alonso: Do you think the world today gives the Gracie family and your father the recognition they deserve for the important role they have played in MMA history?
Royce Gracie: The staff of the UFC does completely, no doubt about that, so they want to bring the event here. Without Gracie jiu-jitsu and the Gracie family, there wouldn’t be the UFC. They know of this connection, so they want to bring the event back here. We talked yesterday, and they said my family was the reason they are bringing it here: ‘What your father created and what you did in the ring is the reason we’re bringing the event back to Brazil.’ They are with a sport that is growing worldwide, so they want to give back what they earned with our family.
MA: Can we expect Royce Gracie to fight in Brazil?
RG: We are negotiating.
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