Renzo Gracie Responds To Dana White Saying He Will Fight For Free

Renzo Gracie’s campaign to return to the UFC Octagon for a professional fight at 46 years of age.
Gracie spoke recently to Ariel Helwani regarding a conversation he had with UFC President Dana White, and from the tone of Gracie’s report, we could be seeing him fighting sooner than later.

Gracie had this to say about his discussion with UFC President Dana White, as well as his return to the octagon:

“He was a gentleman,He made me an offer I almost couldn’t refuse. He offered me a check to not fight and I almost couldn’t refuse. ‘Renzo, I like you so much I would hate if you get hurt,’ [White told him]. Getting hurt is part of our business, you know? His offer was almost as good as mine. Mine, he couldn’t refuse. His, I could refuse. I said, ‘Please, don’t do that to me. Let me get there one more time,’ and he laughed. He told me, ‘Tell me when (you want to fight). I will probably go to 155 (pounds), I’m going to lose several pounds to do that but I believe I can. When I fought Matt Hughes, I actually had breakfast and was at 168 pounds at the weigh-ins. I wanna (fight) at my weight division. My whole career, I’ve never fought in my weight division. I always fought bigger guys. This time, I wanna see how my skills will do against guys at my size. I offered to fight for free, and [White] laughed [saying] ‘I could never have you fight for free. Not you.’ I’ts not money I need, and he said, ‘I know.’ I want to do something without the need to do that. I think that way a man fights better.”

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