Ricco Rodriguez: “I want to be able to end my career in the UFC. This would be the best end of a Rocky story.”

Former UFC heavyweight champion, Ricco Rodriguez’ desire is a second chance inside the UFC’s octagon, after recovering from a number of personal problems over the past few years, something he feels would be “the best end of a Rocky story”.

Ricco, speaking via MMAWeekly.com, said:

“I want to be able to end my career in the UFC. I think a lot of fans want to see a Ricco Rodriguez/Randy Couture, they want to see possibly Frank Mir, there’s still a lot out there they want to see me in top contendership and see if I’m even capable of doing it. Most of all, the Nogueira fight. Because of the fact that I did beat Nogueira in Japan and there were no elbows allowed, and I lost that decision. I think a lot of fans want to see how that fight would end up, especially in a cage and with elbows.”

“It kills me every single day when a person comes up to me and asks me when am I going to be back in the UFC. The reality is the talent has gotten a lot tougher, there’s no more freebies. The one thing I have now is experience and training with some of the top guys I always have traveling around, that’s been my plus. This would be the best end of a Rocky story. Going in there and finishing my career at the top and having a second chance.”

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