Royce: UFC Rio fight deal should be finalized in two weeks

Saturday, April 16, 2011

“(UFC Rio) would be the perfect place to do my last fight. I never fought in Rio de Janeiro and I couldn’t be more psyched. We are negotiating (the fight deal), but we should have it finalized in two weeks. We only had an initial contact and I don’t even have an opponent yet, but we should have that finalized soon.”

“My weight is the same as it was twenty years ago [80kg], I am still training, keeping the blade sharp. I follow a very strict diet. I never drank, never party, Carnaval, none of that… I’m ready to fight”

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Question: Are you making your return in Brazil?

Royce Gracie: I dont know, we are supposed to sit down and talk in Toronto.

Q: Do you have any particular opponent that you have your mind?

RG: I have someone in mind … I can’t talk … I only have one person, that’s it … The person is on the list (Jon Fitch, Matt Hughes, Chris Lytle, BJ Penn, Matt Serra)

Q:  Is it Matt Hughes?

RG: Heheheheheh