When Renzo Gracie announced that he wanted to fight again, the overwhelming response in the industry was "why?" Gracie, 46, runs the most successful martial arts school in America, has trained two current UFC champions, and is widely revered in the sport.
However, Renzo appeared on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani and offered a definitive answer as to why he wants to fight.
"For having nothing to prove nor nothing to gain," he said. "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."
Appearing on Fox Sports Live, UFC president Dana White was amenable to discussing it.
"He's got my phone number," said White. "If Renzo wants to fight, Renzo can call me."
If Renzo does fight in the UFC, who would like to see him matched up with? How about Joe Lauzon?
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