Royce Gracie wants one more UFC fight, but only with Matt Hughes

by Mike Chiappetta | source:

There's only one fight he wants, and only one organization that can give it to him. Even though Gracie realizes that time is running short to make it a reality, he hopes to have a shot to avenge the one loss he still thinks about. He wants to fight fellow legend Matt Hughes.

"That's the only one," Gracie said on Monday's edition of The MMA Hour. "I want to be able to show up to the fight. [Last time], I didn't show up. It happens."

Gracie said that the first fight against Hughes -- a first-round TKO loss at UFC 60 back in May 2006 -- was the only time in his career he didn't have his A-game, not peaking on the right day.

"That's the only one missing," said Gracie, who avenged his only other in-ring loss by defeating Kazushi Sakuraba.

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Jsteven site profile image  

8/25/11 3:57 PM by Jsteven

CLINTK9 is the same guy that said GSP couldnt win UFC 1 because of the rules and Shamrock's roids.  I wouldnt put a lot of effort in arguing with him.

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8/24/11 2:34 PM by ausgepicht

Another thing I didn't think of. It WOULD be enjoyable to watch him made to look like he doesn't belong and ignorant for thinking Zhoo Zhitsu is all you need and that Hughes used Zhoo Zhitsu punches to TKO him.   

Wes_Mantooth site profile image  

8/24/11 2:33 PM by Wes_Mantooth

I think it would be similar to the first fight - a one-sided beatdown. That being said, I still would enjoy watching Hughes maul him again.

ausgepicht site profile image  

8/24/11 1:59 PM by ausgepicht

Yeah, you're right. I should never underestimate a religious cult. They will dish out money even though their fighter isn't relevant, has no chance to win, cheated in his last fight, lost his last fight in the UFC, believes Zhoo Zhitsu is all you need today, picking his fights like he's the VP, and demanding unreasonable amounts of money. Who cares that another embarassing "freak" fight would make the sport look like WWE? It's all about the deity. 

The Noose site profile image  

8/24/11 1:55 PM by The Noose

You're a fool if you really think there would be ANY empty seats or if you dont think PPV buys will be very high.

ausgepicht site profile image  

8/24/11 1:53 PM by ausgepicht


CLINTK9 site profile image  

8/24/11 1:50 PM by CLINTK9

you do realize the few dozen hardcore dorks on here are the only ones that dont want to see him fight. You think it was Hughes that got 600,000 ppv buys in that fight? look that number up compaered to events before it! You think the UG made up even 2% of all those PPV buys? Again, Your a dilusional and a disrespectful tard. Bringin up the roids again. Would love to see gods list of your mistakes in life. Thats a selfish, immature, miserable, negative person making the comments you make. and you seem to act younger and more immature with each post! I'm convinced your a 10er who is using his big brothers 01 acct. No way your that clueless or disrespectful. Quick, check for those spelling and puncuation mistakes ausgesphincter. Oh, I forgot to start this whole thing with a capitol.

ausgepicht site profile image  

8/24/11 1:30 PM by ausgepicht

Yeah, but...but Big Daddy, Chris Brennen, Bas Rutten, Ken Flo, and CindyO would be sitting in the what if there will be 9,000 empty seats?! Those 5 will be there!  See that CluntK9? The fans have takes more than 5 people to pay for an event. Fresh in their minds is that he is a cheater, coming off a loss, and that he looked like he didn't belong. Enjoy your misery, and have that nice day I mentioned!   

Bill Pharoni site profile image  

8/24/11 11:33 AM by Bill Pharoni

I don't even want to see him wave to the crowd. Royce's skill level was always inflated, imo. He hasn't been worth watching in many years.