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Royce Gracie Eager to Find a New MMA Opponent

Royce Gracie Eager to Find a New MMA Opponent

 

 

Royce Gracie isn’t quite ready to hang up the MMA gloves just yet!

Following Bellator 149 where he knocked out Ken Shamrock, Gracie said in an interview it’s hard to leave MMA behind.

“Man, I’m trying to leave this game. I’m not retired. I’m on a break, but it’s hard to quit, because I like to fight. When you like something, it’s not work, it’s a pleasure. Everyone wants to fight me. It’s a long list. That’s good, it shows there’s demand. I’ll face whoever the promotion puts in front of me. I never picked an opponent. “

Gracie famously weighed in wearing a Gi and a Navy Blue Belt –  like the Gracie Jiu Jitsu representatives used to wear before founding of the Jiu Jitsu federation in 1969. During those early days, Jiu Jitsu had just two colours, white and blue.

 

The match against Shamrock didn’t go without controversies. Ken Shamrock was at the receiving end of a knee strike to the groin which went unnoticed by the referee. Royce’s nephews later offered a Gracie breakdown of the fight. 

When asked about potential new opponents, Royce Gracie said:

“I heard it’s a long list Sean Sherk, Dan Severn, Don “The Dragon” Wilson, everyone wants to fight me. The old guys are showing up.”