Originally Posted by rivethead
Meh, I think he's still better than a lot of MW's on the roster currently. If I was Zuffa, I'd just privated pre-test for PED's before the bout, to save potential embarrassment.
I don't think there is a national testing body in Brazil. So, the UFC is probably going to do all the testing themselves anyway.
It is a ridiculous idea. Gracie's striking hasn't improved since before he fought in the UFC and was fighting in those beach fights.
Here are a list of UFC WW fighters he could be up against: Fight Matrix - Mixed Martial Arts Rankings
Carlos Eduardo Rocha
I don't see him beating any of those guys....who are the bottom of the list WW fighters in the UFC.
The only fighter I would like to see him fight is Sakuraba again....Saku is the only guy who has similar striking skills and ground skills...but I doubt that's going to happen in the UFC.