Why Renzo Gracie still wants to fight


Renzo Gracie, appeared on Ariel Helwani's The MMA Hour last month, and declared that he wants to fight in the UFC again

“Believe it, there's nothing that I want to do more than to be back in the cage, to be back fighting," said Gracie as transcribed by Middleeasy. "I just love doing that. Life has been pushing me everywhere but in that direction, but now I'm getting so tired and frustrated with everything else that I'm going to just bury myself into a mat and train the whole day, and do what I love, which is training and fighting... I'm looking to be in top shape in three or four months from now, and from there I'll set up a date.”

At the UFC 168 media day last Sunday, UFC president Dana White questioned why Renzo would want to return at age 46.

"I have to ask Renzo Gracie why," said White as transcribed by MMAFighting. "Renzo, you've been around forever, you've accomplished so many things. You have the respect of the entire combat world in every country. I just don’t know why he wants to come back at his age and fight again."

When asked by MMAFighting why he wants to fight again, Renzo offered a quote from Nietzche - "And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music."

As only he can, Renzo talked about both a 19th century German philosopher, and his nut sack.

"For having nothing to prove nor nothing to gain," said Gracie "To fight for what it is without reason, without greed, just for the passion to step once again in the arena and be an inspiration for a future generation of great fighters. To prove that age is only a handicap for the soft ones.

"And above all, because I love it."

"My man, I'm fighting. It doesn't matter where. Even for free.

"Last time I checked I didn't have wrinkles. Not even on my nut sack."

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Immaculata site profile image  

10/7/13 7:00 PM by Immaculata

I love that guy...no homo.

FETT_DiscipleDojo site profile image  

10/7/13 6:07 PM by FETT_DiscipleDojo

A person's record doesn't encapsulate their career. There's a reason Wandy has such immense popular appeal among old school and diehard fans. Same with Renzo.

CaptChaos site profile image  

10/7/13 5:55 PM by CaptChaos

Well he is 13-7 as a pro mma fighter...His first 4 fights were wins but the combined record of all 4 opponents during their careers are 3-6.He has 2 wins against Japanese fighters with losing records back in 1999 (Otsuka was a career 4-13 and Sakata was a career 11-13.)He got another win against a Japanese fighter in 2001. Michiyosho Ohara, who was a career 0-2.He beat a 39 year old Maurice SmithHe upkicked Oleg and wonHe beat an over the hill Militech a few years agoHe "won" vs. Frank in a Controversial fightHe beat Carlos Newton via SPLIT DEC.So that's 12 of his 13 wins. I'm just not sure what all the hype is about.

KOdClowning site profile image  

10/7/13 8:36 AM by KOdClowning

He spoke about BJ Penn and his nutsack. Now he's talking about his nutsack again, weird.

If it ain't Dutch, it ain't much site profile image  

10/7/13 2:12 AM by If it ain't Dutch, it ain't much

I think Zuffa and Renzo were on good terms prior to that deal so I am sure they would of given him a fight without him doing that. Granted him helping in that deal (no matter how small or big his help was) did not hurt his relationship in anyway. What seems odd is in a recent scrum Dana said its been 3 years since he met with Flash Entertainment (in person) and was going over there to meet with them and get them up to date. Scary to think someone can invest 200 million into something and not want to know whats going on all the time. Must be a nice problem to have...

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10/7/13 1:47 AM by armbarseverywhere

WAR RENZO!!The motherfucker does not tap!

Count Cohiba site profile image  

10/7/13 1:40 AM by Count Cohiba

Let him bang bro

KOdClowning site profile image  

10/7/13 12:10 AM by KOdClowning

Everyone who ever knocked out Chuck , is cut, blackballed, dead, in jail, or addicted to drugs.Jardine = CutRampage = Cut, sent chucks bodyguard Glover for revengeRashard = Dana White said Rashard doesn't have a "brand". Lost his title shot.tried to send Glover for revenge. Rashard wouldnt take fight. Dana said he ducked it.Rich = Dana said he ducked Glover, wants him to retire. Dana sent Glover. Rich wouldn't fight Glover. Dana said Rich was ducking.Shogun - Dana hates shogun, tried to send chuck's bodyguard glover, Shogun wouldn't take fight, Dana lets it out that shogun would "rather be cut than face glover"Couture - beat liddell was ran out of the org with his son as well , AND his wifeHorn - Cut from the org. Somewhere Glover is looking mean at himWand - almost beat chuck, still cant get points** EVERYONE who beat chuck is cut , with Glover coming after them.

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10/6/13 11:40 PM by ChaosOverkill

"Why fighter want fight!?" -Deynuh

THERE WAS A GLITCH IN THE MATRiX site profile image  


Renzo vs Gomi in JapanMake it happen ZUFFA!