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1/13/11 11:11 AM
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Marcelo Alonso: Do you think the world today gives the Gracie family and your father the recognition they deserve for the important role they have played in MMA history?

Royce Gracie: The staff of the UFC does completely, no doubt about that, so they want to bring the event here. Without Gracie jiu-jitsu and the Gracie family, there wouldn’t be the UFC. They know of this connection, so they want to bring the event back here. We talked yesterday, and they said my family was the reason they are bringing it here: ‘What your father created and what you did in the ring is the reason we’re bringing the event back to Brazil.’ They are with a sport that is growing worldwide, so they want to give back what they earned with our family.

MA: Can we expect Royce Gracie to fight in Brazil?

RG: We are negotiating.

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1/13/11 11:12 AM
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Sagiv Lapkin
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 I'd watch it.
1/13/11 11:13 AM
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Id watch it but with so much current brazilian talent Royce would only weaken the card.
1/13/11 11:19 AM
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"Royce: UFC is because of my family"

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1/13/11 11:26 AM
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Rickson should get one last fight offer for this event!

offer what Fedor was offered
1/13/11 11:34 AM
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1/13/11 11:42 AM
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 Who would they have Royce fight?  Maybe Sakuraba rubber match?
1/13/11 11:49 AM
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likatiga - "Royce: UFC is because of my family"

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1/13/11 11:51 AM
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Roger would be great on that card as well
1/13/11 11:53 AM
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Rickson v. Handy
1/13/11 11:55 AM
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Herring In A Fur Coat -  Who would they have Royce fight?  Maybe Sakuraba rubber match?


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1/13/11 12:02 PM
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1/13/11 12:09 PM
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Yes, that's why they're bringing it back. To honour the Gracie family. Oh, and the small matter of Brazil being a MASSIVE potential market for the UFC.
1/13/11 12:10 PM
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 hickson v handy would be cool to see
1/13/11 12:22 PM
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A grappling exhibition could be neat but i have no desire to see Royce fight again.
1/13/11 12:35 PM
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Let royce fight unless rickson comes out to fight someone like hughes or randy.

That would be awesome rickson vs hughes or randy.

Royce vs hmmm maybe a new up and coming young brazillian fighter or jens p lumber
I like royce alot but don't think he can complete with the ufcs top fighters anymore based on the hughes fight
1/13/11 12:57 PM
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Royce vs hmmm maybe a new up and coming young brazillian fighter or jens p lumber
I like royce alot but don't think he can complete with the ufcs top fighters anymore based on the hughes fight

I think even Jens would beat him up pretty good. IMO a grappling exhibition would be the best thing they could do with Royce.
1/13/11 5:20 PM
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UFC Brzil, must have a Gracie....I get it, but why can Roger cover for him....Royce is 44 now!
1/13/11 5:38 PM
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royce re-matching the rubber guard master atr jimmerson to retore family honour would pack the house
1/13/11 5:40 PM
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Herring In A Fur Coat -  Who would they have Royce fight?  Maybe Sakuraba rubber match?
My first choice is still Fred Ettish.
1/13/11 6:25 PM
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You want an old-school style match-up, it'd be hard to top Royce vs Kimbo.

One dimensional BJJ guy vs one dimensional puncher. That shit's straight off the UFC 1 card.
1/13/11 7:37 PM
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likatiga - "Royce: UFC is because of my family"

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1/13/11 7:42 PM
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If Royce is going to fight again, he needs to fight someone just as old or not highly skilled. I've already said that if they can do Gracie/Sakuraba 3, that's the fight they should do. I like the Gracie/Kimbo fight as well. Hell, Gracie/Toney would be fine.

Last thing I want to see though is Gracie take on someone like Josh Koscheck and just get absolutely destroyed.
1/14/11 8:48 AM
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1/14/11 9:05 AM
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No interest in seeing Royce fight.
After all these years, he still has no striking and people have caught up and surpassed his BJJ.

I mean if they throw some chooch in there for him, sure he has a chance.

But I would rather see a more complete fighter in there TBH

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