Royce Gracie Willing To Return To MMA

MMA pioneer Royce Gracie says he’s willing to return to the sport that he helped make famous.

During a recent interview, Gracie was asked if he’d be willing to fight for Bellator MMA for a second time.

“That’s up to Bellator. That’s up to Scott Coker,” Gracie told FloCombat.

Gracie is arguably the greatest pioneer of the sport of MMA, and at age 50, he may not be done competing in the sport.

Gracie made his Bellator debut back in Feb. 2016. At Bellator 149, Gracie defeated Ken Shamrock by TKO. This was Gracie’s first MMA win due to strikes.

Prior to his recent fight with Shamrock, Gracie hadn’t fought since 2007. He last fought for the UFC in 2006 when he was defeated by former UFC Welterweight Champion Matt Hughes.

Overall, Gracie has an impressive MMA record of 15-2. His only other loss came against Kazushi Sakuraba in Pride back in 2000.

Gracie fought at the first UFC event back in 1993. He defeated three men in one night to win the first UFC tournament. Gracie went on to win the second and fourth UFC tournament as well.