Royce Gracie Says Deal Almost Done For UFC: Rio Fight
Royce Gracie hasn't fought inside the UFC Octagon since May of 2006 when he lost to Matt Hughes in the first round of their main event fight but that may be about to change as Gracie gives the impression a fight is close to being signed for when the UFC returns to Rio is August:
"It would be the perfect place to do my last fight. I never fought in Rio de Janeiro and I couldn't be more psyched. We are negotiating [the fight deal], but we should have it finalized in two weeks. We only had an initial contact and I don't even have an opponent yet, but we should have that finalized soon ... My weight is the same as it was twenty years ago [80kg], I am still training, keeping the blade sharp. I follow a very strict diet. I never drank, never party, Carnaval, none of that... I'm ready to fight"