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Daniel Gracie is 'ready to show the world how good he is' in Bellator's light heavyweight tournament




"I'm training like a maniac. And I'm so happy to sign with Bellator. I'm not gonna be waiting for UFC to call me. I'm 38 years old, so I can't be fooling around. Bellator are a big promotion. Getting into their tournament is a fantastic opportunity for me. So I took it right away. They got that great TV deal, which can provide me a really good exposure. It's my chance to show all the people how good I am. That's ideal for any MMA fighter. It will be like, fighting almost every three months. I think that every event should be like that. I don't know why people want to take 4 or 5 months off. Only if you're hurt, you want to take such a long time off. Like I said, at my age I'm not here to play games. I want to fight. And Bellator are perfect for this."

Former PRIDE and IFL competitor Daniel Gracie looks to bring the esteemed Gracie legacy to Bellator's upcoming light heavyweight tournament in Spring 2011. The aging Brazilian has only competed once since a technical knockout loss to Allan Goes in 2006, a submission win over Martin Wojcik at IFC: "Genesis" just last month. Can Gracie plow through the competition on MTV2? Or is his return to the world of mixed martial arts too little, too late?

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