So from that quote I got interested in the Royce Gracie match. Went to wikipedia and found this as an interesting aside...
On March 11, 2011 Royce Gracie's profile was added back to ufc.com active fighters list as a middleweight. His manager stated that they were actively negotiating with the UFC for a return to the octagon and said it was just a matter of "getting it nailed down" and that there was plenty of time for it.
Went on the UFC website and sure enough, there he is under the active fighters....interesting.