Breaking News: Rickson Gracie Confirms He Plans to Fight on New Years Eve

by Caleb on August 26, 2007

Over a year ago here on The FightWorks Podcast, we spoke with Breno Sivak, who is a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu from Gracie Humaita in Rio de Janeiro. Sivak has been a long time friend of Rickson Gracie, and in our conversation claimed that Rickson was preparing to fight another mixed martial arts fight in December 2006.

Sivak’s claim was dismissed as rumor by some, but this weekend at the Brazilian jiu-jitsu Mundials in Los Angeles, I spoke with Rickson Gracie personally and asked if there was any truth to Sivak’s statement. Rickson confirmed that he does indeed still intend to fight and is currently in negotiations with multiple MMA promotions to fight on December 31, 2007.

So while Breno’s statement was not entirely spot on, in essence he was indeed correct that Rickson Gracie is still looking for another chance to demonstrate the skills of the “Lion of the Gracie family”. Rickson will be travelling back to Brazil and has plans for Japan before the end of the year. We will let you know when we learn more.

Rickson Gracie

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

bjjguy August 28, 2007 at 11:44 am

rickson by armbar

tykwa August 28, 2007 at 3:55 pm


pete December 14, 2007 at 3:27 am

would rickson fight in ufc?

vania February 6, 2008 at 4:16 pm

Gostei muito de assistir todas suas lutas, quer casar comigo?

vania February 18, 2008 at 10:46 am

Tudo bem, peguei pesado, gostaria de entrar em contato com Rickson, acho um atleta completo, tanto fisico como mentalmente, assistir a um document├írio dele e fiquei encantada, sou admiradora da arte e pratico jiu-jitsu…seria muito bom poder aprender com ele pelo menos 1/13 de seu conhecimento…

Joseph Spinelli March 11, 2010 at 1:01 pm

Rickson is the greatest MMA ever. I sincerely believe he would defeat Fedor in his prime. He was the most adept technician I have ever seen, and if he does in fact decide to fight again, his opponent no matter who it is, will be in for a long [or should I say short] night!

antonio estepan December 24, 2010 at 6:51 pm

ive been born in to martial arts and ifeel the art is not art any more….ufc and all that is kiiling the art….and if you give me the time to tell you what i mean it would be the best thing for you and me and rest of the world.i have the most respect for you ..give me chance

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