Royce Gracie: “Of course I would fight Ken Shamrock again”

Royce Gracie: “Of course I would fight Ken Shamrock again”



UFC Hall of Famer and current Bellator MMA brand ambassador Royce Gracie is open to a trilogy fight with Ken Shamrock.

Gracie spoke with MMAjunkie before Shamrock’s fight vs Kimbo.  When he was asked if he would accept a fight with Shamrock, Gracie said:


“Of course,” said Gracie. “Body feels good, not injured, healthy, same weight from 20 years ago, so, yah.”


Gracie has not fought since 2007.

Shamrock says that he also plans to rematch Royce Gracie and he wants Royce to wear a gi. That would be illegal under current MMA rules.

At UFC 1, Gracie submitted Shamrock via choke from the back in just 57 seconds in 1993. They fought again in 1995 at UFC 5, and it ended up as a draw after 36 mins.




Aftermath of UFC 5



Shamrock told MMAFighting about his unfinished business with Gracie:


“He still believes that fight was a draw and it is, on the record. And so it would just really be nice to be able to go back there.”

“I will make sure that he got to wear the gi. If you beat him without the gi, you didn’t beat Royce Gracie. That’s how he won all the titles.

“When you take the gi off of him, you’re not fighting that guy that did all that. You’re fighting half the guy that did all that. If they offered me the fight without the gi, I’d say no. Because if I beat him, I didn’t beat him. So it would definitely be with the gi on.”