by Scott Petersen – MMAWeekly TV
Not many fighters last so long in the fight game, but at 40 years of age, Royce is still hanging around, making waves in the mixed martial arts world. It’s been almost a year since we saw Royce in a humbling defeat at the hands of fellow UFC great Matt Hughes, but MMAWeekly’s Scott Petersen caught up with the living legend at a recent International Fight League event to find out what he’s up to these days.
Wearing a Fairtex shirt, Royce indicated that he has been receiving some help from Fairtex in preparations for an upcoming fight and yes, he did mention a little bit about for whom he would be fighting and dropped some hints as to where. As usual, he seemed confident about returning to mixed martial arts competition. Plus, he dropped a few hints as to why he might be attending an IFL event. Any guesses?
In addition to his own career, Royce gave his thoughts on the recent retirement of his brother Royler. “Now he’s got more time to train me,” quipped Royce with a smile. Royler retired after a disappointing decision loss to Hideo Tokoro on K-1’s Premium Dynamite show on New Year’s Eve.
Check out the entire exclusive video interview with the legendary Royce Gracie right now In The Cage. In addition to Royce, we’ve also got two exclusive interviews from UFC 68 in Columbus, Ohio with Martin Kampmann, who earned Submission of the Night honors and Jason Lambert, who knocked off Light Heavyweight contender Renato “Babalu” Sobral.
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