Royce Gracie wants rematch with Matt Hughes in Brazil

by Steven Marrocco | source:

The UFC president was candid when asked about the possibility of one last Gracie fight inside the octagon.

"[Royce] thinks that his performance against Matt Hughes wasn't what not what it could have been, and thinks he can beat Matt Hughes," White said. "He wants that fight again."

In an interview this past month with Mike Kogan, Gracie's manager, was optimistic about the prospect about getting the UFC legend another fight with an opponent he declined to name, and said talks with White and UFC executive Lorenzo Fertitta were ongoing.

"I think we're going to make a deal," Kogan said. "We have plenty of time, so there's really no problems. It's just a matter of getting it nailed down

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PJ Benn Fan site profile image  

4/28/11 9:40 AM by PJ Benn Fan

Thats actually one of the better ways of looking at it. You go buy a new PC. It has a nice 500GB drive, 4GB of ram, dual core processor, dvd writer etc. Its a nice sleek micro tower. Then you try loading on windows 95! Seriously whats the fucking point?  

Tomato Can site profile image  

4/28/11 9:24 AM by Tomato Can

Joe Riggs deserves a rematch with Matt Hughes more than Royce does.

jjmarine1 site profile image  

4/28/11 8:55 AM by jjmarine1


Ramon Maroni site profile image  

4/28/11 8:44 AM by Ramon Maroni

Why?????so Royce can take a worse beating then before?gotta be for the paycheck

Zenoplata site profile image  

4/28/11 8:35 AM by Zenoplata

I want to see Royce vs. Brock Lesnar. I think he takes that one easy.

KevinMcAllister site profile image  

4/28/11 5:38 AM by KevinMcAllister

no interest at all in this.why do we need to see hughes beat the shit out of royce again?war jimmerson.

Jay7 site profile image  

4/28/11 1:52 AM by Jay7

I bet this fight is going to happen and will end up being the last fight for both Gracie and Hughes. I for one would love to see two legends going at it and I would certainly pay to see it.I don't understand people having a go at Gracie, he is a true warrior and wants to avenge his loss to Hughes (as well as many other Gracie and Gracie students) - good on him. I am also sure that he has a better understanding of where he is fitness, strength and technique wise than the people on this forum so give him a break. Would be pumped to see this.

PhinPhan site profile image  

4/28/11 1:35 AM by PhinPhan


bodybag76 site profile image  

4/28/11 12:48 AM by bodybag76

 Thats EXACTLY what I was saying!!!

Mmanizzle site profile image  

4/28/11 12:25 AM by Mmanizzle

 rematch with Sakuraba would be nice...  Give Kazushi a win before he's completely done...