After lots of speculation and heated discussion online, we have the first step taken towards Renzo Gracie and Wallid Ismail meeting inside a cage for an MMA fight.
The information comes from social media in a video published by Wallid with José Moraes, a former sports secretary of Rio de Janeiro and BJJ enthusiast. In it, Wallid and José confirm that the duel will take place in 2019, with no venue or date yet agreed upon.
Graciemag talked to Renzo, and he confirmed that late-stage negotiation is taking place, but he already rules out the initial date of March 22nd mentioned by Wallid, because he has another engagement around that time with One Championship.
“One month before or one month after March 21st, because I’m fighting in Japan,” Renzo said.