Royce preparing for UFC Rio, Dana White don't think so

source: received word over the weekend from a source close to the situation that Royce Gracie has cancelled the European leg of his spring seminar tour and that the official reason given to the group organizing his UK appearances (NJM promotions) is that the UFC Hall-of-Famer has accepted an offer from the promotion to fight on its August 27 card in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

According to NJM, Gracie’s manager, Mike Kogan revealed the news to them, which was relayed to the seminar host gyms in an effort to explain why the 44-year-old UFC 1, 2 and 4 tournament winner would not be able to make his scheduled appearances in England.

When contacted by us today via email to ask if Royce has indeed signed on to fight on the card, and if so, whom he will face, Kogan did not deny the stated reason for his client pulling out of his European tour, but said that nothing is official YET.

“We are talking about fighting in August,” Kogan confirmed. “Nothing is locked down, no.”

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However, just prior to the "Fight Night 24" broadcast on Rogers Sportsnet, Dana White was directly asked about Royce fighting at UFC Rio (2:14 mark). The always direct White was, well, direct ... "I don't think so."


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3/29/11 9:09 PM by CLINTK9

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3/29/11 8:19 PM by OmegaPoon

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3/29/11 7:47 PM by CLINTK9

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