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Old 04-17-2011, 12:11 PM   #1
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Default Who should Royce Gracie fight in his UFC comeback ??

Just seen the official mma junkie poll and Penn dominated the vote !!

Thoughts ................

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Old 04-17-2011, 12:13 PM   #2
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Matt Serra if think would be ok. But would he fight a Gracie?
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Old 04-17-2011, 12:24 PM   #3
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Default Re: Who should Royce Gracie fight in his UFC comeback ??

I can't see Gracie wanting to go down to welterweight - he wouldn't even do that for the Hughes fight. Maia makes the most sense out of the middleweights - Maia wouldn't knock Gracie out and a submission could be a cool passing of the torch moment.
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Old 04-17-2011, 12:26 PM   #4
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Default Re: Who should Royce Gracie fight in his UFC comeback ??

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Royce is fighting at 185lbs so none of them.

Maybe Ed Herman, Tom Lawlor or Kendall Grove?

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Old 04-17-2011, 01:01 PM   #5
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Ahhh I was assuming a catchweight like the Hughes fight, 175 if memory serves. Dont see him lasting long in a 185 bout with anyone with decent striking
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Old 04-17-2011, 01:10 PM   #6
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Default Re: Who should Royce Gracie fight in his UFC comeback ??

Maia would choke Royce unconscious, bad fight don't want the BJJ legend to get schooled at BJJ, as I am sure Royce would actively grapple with Maia and not just be in survival mode on the ground.
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Old 04-17-2011, 01:38 PM   #7
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Default Re: Who should Royce Gracie fight in his UFC comeback ??

Someone like Ken Shamrock...Penn will brutalize him, as will any other decent fighter under 40
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Old 04-17-2011, 02:01 PM   #8
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Default Re: Who should Royce Gracie fight in his UFC comeback ??

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Matt Serra if think would be ok. But would he fight a Gracie?
Na Serra would never fight Royce just way too much respect. Renzo is Serra's mentor and he would never betray him like that. I train underneath a Renzo Blackbelt and im always hearing how much the Gracie family looks down on those who train with a Gracie then decide to fight a family member.

I have a DVD its documentary on Renzo and it talks alot about when he was fighting BJ. Everyone was disgusted that BJ would take that fight after training many years with Ralph Gracie.

My vote for a fight would be for Royce to fight a guy like Nate Quarry. A well known fighter but someone who Royce would have a strong chance to choke out and go out with a win in Rio.
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Old 04-17-2011, 04:30 PM   #9
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Exactly what i was thinking right now. Since penn fight has been postponed i would have love to see penn vs royce gracie but penn got injured.

How bout this checke checke checke outtttttttt

UFC signs Kazushi Sakuraba for one more fight

What's better than the gracie hunter vs the godfather of mma royce gracie fight for one last time.
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Old 04-17-2011, 04:32 PM   #10
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Don't be silly - Gracie is not going to be competitive against anybody currently under UFC contract. The man is old and limited. You put him against a no-name fighter you're just setting him up for embrassement when he losses. Better to put him up against someone like Maia where there's no shame in him loses and you perhaps make a star by having him be the first to submit the great Jiu-Jitsu master (okay Sakuraba kinda did it but shhhhhh).
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Old 04-17-2011, 04:33 PM   #11
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Exactly what i was thinking right now. Since penn fight has been postponed i would have love to see penn vs royce gracie but penn got injured.

How bout this checke checke checke outtttttttt

UFC signs Kazushi Sakuraba for one more fight

What's better than the gracie hunter vs the godfather of mma royce gracie fight for one last time.
No. **** no. Sakuraba should not be fighting. Its a ****ing disgrace the Japanese let him fight now.
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Old 04-17-2011, 04:36 PM   #12
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Actually you know who would be fun? Frank Shamrock. Both roughly the same size and Frank was the next dominant grappler after Gracie left the UFC. There's also the dimension of "I'm going to do what my brother could never do - beat Royce Gracie". The UFC would never ever do it but its probably the legends fight that would be least sad.
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Actually you know who would be fun? Frank Shamrock. Both roughly the same size and Frank was the next dominant grappler after Gracie left the UFC. There's also the dimension of "I'm going to do what my brother could never do - beat Royce Gracie". The UFC would never ever do it but its probably the legends fight that would be least sad.

hmmm good idea. Shamrock is old school and is pretty old too so this would make it a good fight.
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Old 04-17-2011, 05:04 PM   #14
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he should get a crack at A. Silva
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Na Serra would never fight Royce just way too much respect. Renzo is Serra's mentor and he would never betray him like that.
Usually only brasilians have that faggy attitude. Like Randy says, its s sport, I'd fight my best friend.
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