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Renzo Gracie's return

Renzo Gracie can light  up the room when he walks through the door. Partially because he's charismatic, and partially because that door leads into Renzo Gracie's Jiu-Jitsu Academy on W. 30th Street in Manhattan.

Gracie looks to be in ridiculous shape, regardless of his age (he's 43). He's a sleek 185 pounds, down from the 210 pounds he was walking around at in October.

After Gracie camera-jacked Fanhouse's interview with Matt Serra, he was in front of the Fightin' Words camera to discuss his return to the fight game. Gracie makes his UFC debut -- three years after his last fight -- at UFC 112 in Abu Dhabi against welterweight legend Matt Hughes. (Gracie and UFC president Dana White both said that's the fight plan, although technically, nothing is official until it's official.)

New York Sports