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Royce Gracie Interested In Fight vs. Matt Hughes, But Is Anyone Else?


“Know when to hold’em, know when to fold’em…”

Old grudges die hard, and with news of Luke Rockhold trying to take on Fabricio Werdum it’s seems a beef is never really settled until it’s settled. However, like Nas and Jay-z, there comes a point where you get up in age and you have to let bygones be bygones, especially when the hatchet will be buried on live t.v.

In a recent MMAFighting article, it was revealed that Royce Gracie is still interested in avenging a TKO beating he suffered at the hands of Matt Hughes at UFC 60. The event took place nearly 11 years ago but apparently the fire still burns hot – at least on Gracie’s end.

“Man, that would be great,” Gracie said. “That would be great. Everybody wants to see this second fight.”

Really? because after seeing the geriatric match he had with Ken Shamrock I really don’t know if I want to see Royce in anything other than a jiu jitsu tournament. Don’t get me wrong, he’s a legend in the sport but in all honesty he’s well past his prime and anything he does at this point is more for himself than the fans.

“I never stopped training, I never stopped working out,”  “My body is in great shape, the machine is working. There’s only one way to find out (who would win): we have to do it again.”

With all that being said, if they made the fight, I’m sure most of us would watch. Not necessarily to see a competitive matchup but more so to see two legends go at it. In my personal opinion, the fight goes the same as the first, with Hughes taking him out in the first round, but it’s sports, you never know.

“Boy, if you want to fight me right now, I’ll meet you there [laughs],” he continued. “When you’re a fighter, you have to be ready all the time. There’s no ‘I need a month’. It’s always time. When you’re a fighter, any time is time to fight. I won’t ask for more time, say ‘I need to get ready’. You’re a warrior or you’re not.”

Well, if there’s one thing that’s for sure it’s that Royce Gracie is definitely a warrior and his love for martial arts is unparalleled.

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