MMA founding fighter Royce Gracie is 49 years old, but insisted in a recent interview with Brazil’sCombate that he is not retired. The UFC Hall of Famer is signed with Bellator MMA, and is coming off a win via strikes over Ken Shamrock at Bellator 149 in Feb.
“Man, I’m trying to leave this game,” said Gracie, as translated by Lucas Rezende for BE. “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. “
“I heard it’s a long list. Sean Sherk, Dan Severn, Don ‘The Dragon’ Wilson, everyone wants to fight me. The old guys are showing up.”