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Rafael dos Anjos
TRAINING: I’ve been training hard for seven months and I'm hungry to fight again. I've been training twice a day for the past seven months, so I can't wait.
Thoughts on opponent, Khabib Nurmagomedov? He is a tough opponent, but I'm in the best moment of my career and I will prove once again that I'm ready for a title shot. Khabib will not take it away from me.
When and why did you start training for fighting? When I was a teenager, I watched some classes and videos and decided that was what I wanted to do
What ranks and titles have you held? Brazilian jiu-jitsu champion, Fury FC champion, BJJ black belt
Do you have any heroes? None
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s the greatest opportunity, and I am very happy.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No
What was your job before you started fighting? I was a jiu-jitsu instructor
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Brazilian jiu-jitsu champion
Favorite grappling technique: Arm lock
Favorite striking technique: Low kicks