Renzo Gracie Hoping For UFC Fight In Near Future
“Believe it, there’s nothing that I want to do more than to be back in the cage, to be back fighting. I just love doing that. Life has been pushing me everywhere but in that direction, but now I’m getting so tired and frustrated with everything else that I’m going to just bury myself into a mat and train the whole day, and do what I love, which is training and fighting. For sure, I’ll be fighting again… Man, I’ve just begun training again and I’m feeling good. I had a few problems in the family and now I got everything tuned up, everything is getting better. So I’m looking to be in top shape in three or four months from now, and from there I’ll set up a date.”
Famed coach and fighting legend, Renzo Gracie is apparently looking to step back into the cage and fulfill one of his contracted fights with the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Gracie signed a six-fight deal with the UFC in 2009, where he plans on living out the final stage of his pro-fighting career. However, the aging Brazilian Jiu Jitsu specialist hasn’t seen action since a 2010 tussle with former welterweight champ, Matt Hughes.
Over the course of his 21 year-fighting career, Gracie has fought for the IFL, PRIDE, EliteXc and the UFC among others and faced opposition the likes of Pat Militech, BJ Penn, Frank Shamrock and more.
(quote via The MMA Hour)