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TRAINING: It consists of everyday AM practices, with some time to rest and then two more sessions - late evening and night technical.
Thoughts on opponent, Vaughan Lee? I think Vaughan Lee is a very tough opponent and he's pretty well-rounded in there.
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