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Royce Gracie to appear in UFC’s new video game

Mixed martial arts legend and UFC 1 winner Royce Gracie will be appearing as a character in the UFC’s upcoming video game release with THQ entitled “UFC 2009: Undisputed.”

UFC President Dana White revealed the news during a special Q&A session this past Tuesday at the Sports USA Bar in Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

White made the revelation in response to a question from a fan who inquired whether Gracie will ever fight in the UFC again. Gracie last competed for the promotion at UFC 60 in May of 2006, losing to Matt Hughes via TKO at 4:39 of round 1.

White indicated that he doesn’t want to see Gracie fight for the promotion again at this stage of his career but indicated that the UFC Hall of Famer is still affiliated with the company. In addition to appearing in the video game, White stated that the UFC is going to produce a documentary about Gracie that will air on Spike TV.

6 COMMENTS
  • jj says:

    i find it interesting white just invited a 50 year old rickson gracie fight in the ufc but not 42 year old royce.

    i guess royce’s nandrolone controversy vs. matt hughes might have to do with it.

  • tyler says:

    Royce tested positive against Kazushi Sakuraba not in his fight with Matt Hughes.

  • Davey D says:

    This is good news. I think the “casual fan” should made aware just of how exactly MMA came to be popular. People learn something new everyday. Royce Gracie was the first mainstream MMA Superstar. I think a documentary produced by Spike TV would be an excellent platform to tell the story that we know so well. The Gracie Legend goes back well over 50 year’s. It would nice to see a tribute of sort’s.

  • Stan the Caddy says:

    “i find it interesting white just invited a 50 year old rickson gracie fight in the ufc but not 42 year old royce.”

    Dana White never invited Rickson to fight in the UFC.

  • ronnie liddle says:

    jj – when was rickson invited to fight in the UFC?

  • Stan the Caddy says:

    Lorenzo Fertitta recently said he’d like to see Rickson fight in the UFC. Dana White never did though.

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