Dana White & Renzo Gracie
Dana White & Renzo Gracie at a F1 race in Abu Dhabi

Do you want to see Renzo Gracie grace the Octagon? Well, even if you don’t, a bunch of fans on Twitter do and Lorenzo Fertitta is working on making it happen.

The UFC is negotiating with Renzo Gracie about fighting in the organisation, according to company co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta. Responding to a fan’s tweeted request to “bring Renzo to the octagon asap!!!” he replied, “We are workin on it!”

The possible arrival of Gracie in the UFC has been the subject of much speculation in recent days, sparked when UFC president Dana White posted a picture of himself with the New York-based jiu jitsu specialist and asked fans if they would like to see him in the Octagon.

I think it’s safe to say Renzo wouldn’t come in and start contending for a title shot, but his signing could set up an interesting “legends” type match-up with Matt Hughes. Hughes mentioned last month he wants “big” fights like his fight against Royce Gracie. A bout with Renzo should fit his bill.