Rickson Gracie: I Don’t Know If Kron Gracie Will Return to the UFC

By: Marcelo Alonso
Sep 20, 2021


The potential UFC return of Kron Gracie remains a mystery, even to his father.

To help promote “Breathe,” a book about his life in Brazil, Rickson Gracie recently gave an interview on the Combate.com podcast "Mundo da Luta” discussing a number of topics — including his son’s next move.

 "He is living in Montana and I'm allowing him to have his own space to grow as a man and athlete,” Rickson said. “I don’t pressure him for information about his career and don’t know if he will return to the UFC.

“By the way, If you guys find out some news about him, please let me know," Rickson quipped.

Kron Gracie last appeared at UFC Fight Night 161 in October 2019, when he suffered a unanimous decision defeat to Cub Swanson. The 33-year-old Brazilian is 5-1 over the course of a professional career that includes a victory over Alex Caceres in UFC competition as well as triumphs against Tatsuya Kawajiri and Hideo Tokoro under the Rizin Fighting Federation banner.

Rickson also revealed that the tragic death of his older son, Rockson, in 2000 was the real reason his long-awaited fight with Kazushi Sakuraba didn’t happen.

“No one wanted that fight than myself. I had a proposal from Japan for $5 milion when my son passed. My life turned upside down and I had to focus on rebuilding my family”, said Rickson, who never returned to active competition, finishing his career undefeated in 11 official fights.

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