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Royce Gracie returning to UFC in Brazil??? name pops up on ufc.com middleweights

Best80smovieRAD2011-03-13 05:23:04 +0000 #1
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Or is it just a mere coincidence that the UFC hall-of-famer today appeared as an active middleweight on the promotion's online roster?

Gracie stated he would like to return to fight on the UFC "Rio" card during the Zuffa press conference held a few months back to promote the August 2011 event.

The founder of modern mixed martial arts since a welterweight loss to Matt Hughes way back at UFC 60 in May 2006. If the grappling legend indeed returns, who would you like to see him fight at 185-pounds?

Maybe Demian Maia?

Wouldn't do anything for Maia's ranking, but I'm sure he would love to fight the legend. Would you like to see it?
Tallica19812011-03-13 05:25:26 +0000 #2
Rumors of this have been swirling around for a while. I've heard talk of a Matt hughes rematch. I really hope not.
counterweight2011-03-13 06:01:43 +0000 #3
I like Maia too much to wanna see this fight. I'd be okay with Hughes though, if Gracie HAS TO fight...

No disrespect, but most of all I don't wanna see Gracie at all.
BulldogWrestler2011-03-13 05:57:34 +0000 #4
It would do wonders to bring Gracie back to lose to Maia. It would instantly validate Maia in the casual fans' eyes.
Ash2011-03-13 06:31:54 +0000 #5
As Tallica said, this rumour has been going on for awhile now, probably a couple months anyway. Royce mentioned he'd been in negotiations for a return, so I have little doubt this is something that will happen. Having said that, I can't really think of anyone I'd take Royce over at 185.

There's no way Royce takes a Maia fight. Maia could not only tap him out with ease, but he's one of the few guys that Maia could KO. I think even someone like Kendall Grove could probably submit Royce, or at the very least, finish him with strikes.

Who is the worst guy at 185 in the UFC?
Best80smovieRAD2011-03-13 06:22:01 +0000 #6
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Originally Posted by Ash

Who is the worst guy at 185 in the UFC?

gracie

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