Renzo Gracie returning at UFC 153?


As far as a return date, Gracie hasn’t set any goals for himself, but there is an upcoming show in his home country of Brazil that looks awfully intriguing. The UFC will return to Rio de Janeiro in October for UFC 153, and while nothing has been discussed yet, Gracie admits that the thought of fighting in his home country certainly serves as motivation.

“That’s a possibility. In my life I learned one thing, impossible is nothing,” Gracie stated about possibly competing at UFC 153

“I love the crowd there. I love the intensity that surrounds the whole arena when you’re in Brazil fighting and Brazil is cheering. It’s a different ball game.”

“Almost my whole life I fought in foreign lands. I fought in Japan, I fought in America, but I didn’t have the chance to fight in Brazil as often as I would love to do it,” said Gracie.

“For sure, if I have an opportunity I’ll be there. If it’s not on this next one, believe it’s going to be on a future one.”

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CLINTK9 site profile image  

7/25/12 7:44 PM by CLINTK9

I'd like to see a rematch with Hughes where thay actually grapple some. Wrestling vs GJJ, thats what we wanted to see, not low level kickboxing.

Tomato Can site profile image  

7/25/12 7:24 PM by Tomato Can

You could make a competitive match for him with another old veteran like Wallid, Pele, Johil, or Busta. Competitive doesn't necessarily mean entertaining, though.

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7/25/12 7:21 PM by DanTheWolfman

ACTUALLY....I've got itGet Gono out of retirement for one last one in the UFC vs Renzo!

Tomato Can site profile image  

7/25/12 7:06 PM by Tomato Can

Maybe he won the first round because nobody did anything. It was a horrible fight and in no way does it indicate he'd be competitive with any remotely decent fighters today.

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7/25/12 5:15 PM by REDRUM_NYC

Yes but I did objectively give Renzo the 1st rd and was wining the 2nd untill the fight went downhill  

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7/25/12 3:51 PM by luctaro

I like this.Renzo vs Cody Book IT!!

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7/25/12 3:43 PM by Sugarfoot

Renzo vs Bravo?

Tomato Can site profile image  

7/25/12 3:41 PM by Tomato Can

My guess is that you train at Renzo's and are not exactly objective in this matter.

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7/25/12 2:46 PM by jjchgo

welcome to forum renzo. u so funny!

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7/25/12 2:18 PM by REDRUM_NYC

pretty doooshy of u