Renzo Gracie’s debut in the UFC is nearing fulfillment, as GRACIEMAG.com reported last month.
On the occasion, the Gracie hinted that he would appear at UFC 112, on April 10 in Abu Dhabi, against former UFC champion Matt Hughes.
Now, though, it was Matt Hughes’s turn to confirm it on his official website:
“I didn’t know if I could say anything about my next fight, but I see that Dana has let the cat out of the bag. So I can tell you what I know, on April 10th I will be fighting Renzo Gracie in Abu Dhabi,” wrote Hughes.
I didn’t know if I could say anything about my next fight, but I see that Dana has let the cat out of the bag.” Matt Hughes
“I haven’t signed any paperwork and I don’t think Renzo has either; but I think this fight is going to happen. That’s all I know, serious training will start for me at the New Year.”
At the top of his 42 years of age, Renzo, too, showed his excitement about his debut, voicing it in with his trademark philosophical aphorisms. “It’s the perfect matchup. The beat-down’s going to happen. And as Nietzchian as I can put it: better earlier than later,” declared the black belt in an interview published on GRACIEMAG.com on November 12.