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GOIANIA, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 08: Adriano Martins weighs in during the UFC weigh-in event at Arena Goiania on November 8, 2013 in Goiania, Brazil. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
TRAINING: On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays I train three times a day. Physical preparation in the morning, wrestling in the afternoon and MMA in the evening. Tuesdays and Thursdays I train standup techniques in the morning and Jiu-Jitsu in the evening.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started fighting MMA at 17, replacing my former teacher who couldn't fight, and I realized I could make my life from fighting MMA.
What ranks and titles have you held? I'm a world champion in Jiu-jitisu, I was elected the best Brazilian in my weight class, and I hold the Jungle Fight and WFE Platinum lightweight belts.
Do you have any heroes? Jesus is my hero but I like Muhammad Ali’s style.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No
What was your job before you started fighting? I used to work as an administrative assistant in a hospital and I taught jiu-jitsu and MMA classes.
Favorite grappling technique: Jiu-jitsu
Favorite striking technique: Boxing