Our bro-4-life Ariel Helwani ran down to Renzo Gracie‘s NYC gym to ask the most affable member of Brazil’s first family of fighting why he feels the need to come back at 43 years old to fight in the UFC. A smiling Gracie attributes it to his irrepressible love of combat, proving yet again that some guys are just born for this stuff and there’s nothing they can do about it. Gracie refers to the chance to fight Matt Hughes at UFC 112 in Abu Dhabi as "an honor," and says he’s already dropped twenty-five pounds, so now you can kind of see his abs. Now if only he could get his wife to stop complaining about all the time he spends at the gym, he’d be golden.
If you watch this to the end, you’ll see Helwani asking Gracie to repeat one of his favorite Renzo-isms of all time. He complies but, much like the "Planet of the Apes" remake, it lacks the fire of the original. See what we mean after the jump.
A wild-eyed Renzo and a chubby-faced B.J. Penn, full of stoic fatalism about the beatdown that lies somewhere in his future? You can’t top that.