Dan Severn calls for retirement match with Royce Gracie at UFC in Brazil

source: The Underground

Today Dan 'The Beast' Severn official entered the running, petitioning for a retirement bout with Royce Gracie at the UFC event scheduled for Brazil in August. In the past few weeks, speculation has been rampant that Royce would return to fight in the event, and he himself has stated he expects to finalize a deal in the next two weeks. As to his opponent, many rumors have surfaced, including UFC 1 competitor Art Jimmerson, who would also like to fight Royce in Brazil.

The following press release was provided to MixedMartialArts.com by 'the Michigan Camp of Dan Severn'.

Since the hint of a UFC Event in Brazil hit the Online Rumor Mill, Dan Severn has been passionate about his intentions to take part in this event as being his finale match to his fans and the MMA Community.  Dan has said on numerous occasions that if he had the opportunity to have such a match in Brazil, he would want it to be with Royce Gracie.

In light of Royce publically announcing his intent to take part in a UFC Event in Brazil, Dan Severn is, officially, throwing out the challenge to Royce Gracie.  Wanting to take it to the cage, one last time, in an all-out ground war; Two legends of the octagon can thrill and amaze the UFC audience of yesterday and today, one last time.

Also, in a rare behind-the-scenes-look, Dan Severn is opening up his comeback trail training to his fans by allowing a production crew to chronicle the challenges, emotion and even the levity of a battle-tested Hall of Fame Champ, dusting off his boots, for one last run.

For any media Questions, please contact Dan’s Marketing & Media Sales Staff Head at avvocata.consultantsgroup@gmail.com


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Jack Skellington site profile image  

4/27/11 4:09 PM by Jack Skellington


CLINTK9 site profile image  

4/27/11 4:06 PM by CLINTK9

I agree Big Daddy! Please check out some other threads about Royce fighting, and look at the MAD disrespect these so-called fans have for the Man! Sayin he dont Deserve shit! Yeah, keyboard warriors saying Royce dont deserve one last fight at UFC Rio! Feel free to chime in on that disrespect also! Noobs dont give you legends much respect these days!

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4/27/11 3:44 PM by per

Mark Coleman is still at 45 able to take down most opponents and give them something of a fight. In his last few fights he took down Shogun, Bonnar (actually won), Fedor etc. He was completely outclassed by Randy.Severn is in his 50s and has been fighting mostly for fun for the last 10 years. So: not even close to competitive.

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4/18/11 4:41 PM by headroll

I wonder how competitive Dan would be against Coture.?

Big Daddy Goodridge site profile image  

4/18/11 3:24 PM by Big Daddy Goodridge

 I would love to see this. Give both of these legends one more day in the sun for what they did for the sport.

sharp01 site profile image  

4/18/11 1:49 PM by sharp01

I d love to seen Dan wiped his armpits than his face with his shirt again ,than wipe the matt with Royce

CLINTK9 site profile image  

4/18/11 1:37 PM by CLINTK9

somebody's got a vile of Pele ball sweat in thier collection!DUMB Fight! ANY of these fights are 10 times better!Royce vs FrankKenSakuHughesHackneySevertnColemanTankRuasTaktarovALTHOUGH, I will admit, I'd take Royce vs Pele over Royce not fighting at all and doing boring commentary or a gay ceremony of some sort!

ZombieProphet site profile image  

4/18/11 10:41 AM by ZombieProphet

theres better odds of royce meeting dana white in the cage than dan severn. Dan did challenge royce to a rematch at UFC 10 but it never happened. dont get me wrong i would love to see this fight but it will never happen.

GUNGFU BRUCE site profile image  

4/18/11 10:36 AM by GUNGFU BRUCE

please u guys really wanna see these olds ass fighters go at it? Royce stay retired,Severn go back to being the Burger King mascot and jimmerson keep both gloves on this time!!

HELWIG site profile image  

4/17/11 7:50 PM by HELWIG

 THE fight is still: VERSUS NHB LEGEND VS VALE TUDO LEGEND ICON OF THE SPORT VS ICON OF THE SPORT Every other potential matchup is garbage compared to this one. The people of Brazil and fans the world over crave it.