Hughes-Gracie sequel in the works?
If it worked for Kazushi Sakuraba, it can work for Matt Hughes: After depressing the hell out of mid-1990s MMA fans by putting a stake in Royce Gracie's heart, the one-time steamroller of the welterweight division may fight Renzo Gracie next. This according to Heavy.com, FightersOnly.com and the vague, teasing Twitter comments of both Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta.
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In making no sense at all, it actually makes perfect sense: Neither Gracie, 42, nor Hughes -- who, at age 36, simply can't contend at the Alves/St. Pierre level -- is likely to make a title run at this stage in his career. This is a fight for a fight's sake, and that's something the UFC has been sorely lacking in recent years.