Royce: UFC Rio fight deal should be finalized in two weeks


"(UFC Rio) would be the perfect place to do my last fight. I never fought in Rio de Janeiro and I couldn't be more psyched. We are negotiating (the fight deal), but we should have it finalized in two weeks. We only had an initial contact and I don't even have an opponent yet, but we should have that finalized soon."

"My weight is the same as it was twenty years ago [80kg], I am still training, keeping the blade sharp. I follow a very strict diet. I never drank, never party, Carnaval, none of that... I'm ready to fight"

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Question: Are you making your return in Brazil?

Royce Gracie: I dont know, we are supposed to sit down and talk in Toronto.

Q: Do you have any particular opponent that you have your mind?

RG: I have someone in mind ... I can't talk ... I only have one person, that's it ... The person is on the list (Jon Fitch, Matt Hughes, Chris Lytle, BJ Penn, Matt Serra)

Q:  Is it Matt Hughes?

RG: Heheheheheh



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drance2624 site profile image  

4/18/11 10:40 PM by drance2624

Or Royce vs Kimbo.  $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ Somebody should be paying me for these ideas  :)

drance2624 site profile image  

4/18/11 10:34 PM by drance2624

Please make it Royce vs James Toney.....send Royce out with a win and Toney out with a choke! Anything other than a Matt Hughes not want.

CLINTK9 site profile image  

4/18/11 7:26 PM by CLINTK9

do what i do when TUF rejects are flooding PPV cards, dont watch!

TheRealMKL site profile image  

4/18/11 5:54 PM by TheRealMKL

As much as I love Royce, I really don't care to see him fight again.

JBob300 site profile image  

4/16/11 1:15 PM by JBob300

well i know the only reason dan severn reamins fighting is in hopes to get a fight against some of the old losses in his prime to avenge, but ill settle for one glove jimmerson

BJ Pencil site profile image  

4/14/11 11:47 AM by BJ Pencil

Perfect opponent...Renato Laranja! Make it happen, Eddie!

FullPint site profile image  

4/14/11 10:22 AM by FullPint


CLINTK9 site profile image  

4/14/11 9:15 AM by CLINTK9

I'd take this fight! Ratyher it be Frank, Ken, Saku, or hughes, but Toney would do! Better than some of the other lame picks out there (Bravo,Rogan,Horn,Wallid,grappling match).

FingerorMoon site profile image  

4/14/11 1:13 AM by FingerorMoon

This.Actually, James Toney is still a great choice.Just because Couture who has 40 years wrestling experience could take him down, doesn't mean Royce could.Toney is still broke and had his last UFC cheque taken by the IRS 1 hour before he fought!I would like to see Royce vs Toney.

ranier wolfcastle site profile image  

4/13/11 10:50 PM by ranier wolfcastle

 he 's probably too heavy now but why not MARK hughes?