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TRAINING: Training is very hard, with much to do. I’m building strategy for the fight and training a little more.
Thoughts on opponent, Norman Parke? He has a very strong ground game, but this is my time. I work very hard every day and my jiu-jitsu will break him.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training in 2006. At this time I was already the number one lightweight in jiu-jitsu and I was looking for new challenges.
What ranks and titles have you held? 7x Jiu-Jitsu World Champion, black belt in BJJ, TUF Brazil 2 winner
Do you have any heroes? My Father
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? A new life
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Yes, but I just studied for one year.
What was your job before you started fighting? Teaching Jiu-Jitsu
Favorite grappling technique: Arm lock
Favorite striking technique: Knee