UFC Quick Quote: ‘Having a UFC in Brazil without a Gracie wouldn’t make sense’
The million dollar man? Octagon legend Royce Gracie confirmed to Sensei SporTV (via Fighters Only) his asking price for a return to the cage at the upcoming UFC 134: "Silva vs. Okami" event in Rio de Janiero, Brazil on Aug. 27. Apparently Gracie wants a "seven figure purse" for a one and done fight on the card. Fat chance. But, he's still asking for a rematch with Matt Hughes in Rio, the same Hughes that is booked to fight Diego Sanchez on Sept. 24 at UFC 135. It's no wonder Dana White has shot down all rumors of Gracie fighting in Brazil.
Bad news for Art Jimmerson, Dan Severn and old-school MMA fans everywhere. Royce Gracie, despite claiming he was in negotiations to return to the Octagon at UFC Rio on August 27, will NOT be on the card when the promotion returns to Brazil, according to President Dana White (via MMAFighting.com). Gracie recently hinted at wanting a rematch against Matt Hughes but White has "no intentions on offering him a fight."