Retirement? What retirement?
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) legend and mixed martial arts (MMA) pioneer Renzo Gracie, who turned 46 years-old back in March, isn't ready to tie a ribbon around his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) career just yet. And by his not-so-conservative timeline, he's looking to book a return date in "three to four months."
From his conversation on The MMA Hour:
"Believe it, there's nothing that I want to do more than to be back in the cage, to be back fighting. I just love doing that. Life has been pushing me everywhere but in that direction, but now I'm getting so tired and frustrated with everything else that I'm going to just bury myself into a mat and train the whole day, and do what I love, which is training and fighting. For sure, I'll be fighting again... Man, I've just begun training again and I'm feeling good. I had a few problems in the family and now I got everything tuned up, everything is getting better. So I'm looking to be in top shape in three or four months from now, and from there I'll set up a date."
Gracie (13-7) hasn't competed since a ghastly technical knockout (TKO) loss to UFC Hall-of-Famer Matt Hughes at the UFC 112 event back in April 2010 (raccoon eyes don't count). Prior to that, the BJJ black belt won three consecutive fights dating back to his tenure in the International Fight League (IFL) in late 2006.
If and when he does come back, who do you think is a suitable opponent?