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MMA legend Royce Gracie not retiring, open to fights with Sean Sherk and Dan Severn

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

It seems as if Royce Gracie isn't done adding to an already legendary mixed martial arts (MMA) career.

The former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) tournament winner and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu pioneer recently sat down with Combate (h/t Bloody Elbow) in effort to shed some light on his future as a 49-year-old fighter well past his prime.

"Man, I'm trying to leave this game," said Gracie. "I'm not retired. I'm on a break, but it's hard to quit, because I like to fight. When you like something, it's not work, it's a pleasure. Everyone wants to fight me. It's a long list. That's good, it shows there's demand. I'll face whoever the promotion puts in front of me. I never picked an opponent."

Gracie most recently defeated Ken Shamrock back at Bellator 149 via first-round TKO, although there was a little bit of controversy tied to that win. In any case, the Brazilian legend has his eyes set on the future and even mentioned a few potential opponents moving forward.

"I heard it's a long list," added Gracie. "Sean Sherk, Dan Severn, Don "The Dragon" Wilson, everyone wants to fight me. The old guys are showing up."

While Sherk hasn't fought since defeating Evan Dunham back at UFC 119 in 2010 and Severn is a hulking Heavyweight who hasn't competed professionally since 2012, there's a likelihood that either one of those guys would come out of hibernation for a lucrative opportunity to fight Gracie under Bellator rule.

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