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TRAINING:Training consists of three practices daily, with two half /days off training per week. Tue /Thurs morning rest with afternoon and night training that same day.
Thoughts on opponent, Aljamain Sterling? He has some talent in his own right, but not at a world-class level.When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training in 2000, influenced by my cousin Gustavo Oliveira and legend Royce Gracie
What ranks and titles have you held? BJJ black belt/ Pan American champion/ Shotokan 2004 champion
Do you have any heroes? God
What is your favorite technique? Too many to list
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means a lot to be part of such a high level (the biggest in the world) fighting organization. It’s the biggest in the world and it keeps me focused and motivated.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No
What was your job before you started fighting? BJJ instructor