Roger Gracie took a year out to decide his fighting future, and he might find a new home in Asia.
The last member of the Gracie family to enter the UFC Octagon, Gracie had decided to return to jiu-jitsu competition and retire from MMA, but a really good offer changed his plans.
Sources close to the situation confirmed to MMAFighting.com that the jiu-jitsu specialist is close to signing a deal with One FC.
The Strikeforce and UFC veteran, who competed in the middleweight division in his past three bouts, will return to 205 pounds for his next MMA fights. Gracie competed only once in Asia, when he scored a first-round submission victory over Yuki Kondo.
The ten-time jiu-jitsu world champion started his career in MMA as a heavyweight and later dropped to light heavyweight, where he submitted Kevin Randleman and Trevor Prangley.