Considered one of the toughest heavyweight strikers from
Why did you decide to move to
I came here because of André Pederneiras and Gabriel, that’s the Delfim’s owner. I’m giving my classes here and doing all Muay Thai training, MMA, Boxing and floor, and wrestling with the Delfim’s people and the professionals of MMA.
How are the workouts?
They are very good and very strong. Every workout I improve a lot, because I am required and have to give back. Technically I’m feeling better and more confident. Here has only experienced fighters, so I just have to evolve.
Before you divided your time between MMA and Muay
Now I decided to focus 100% on MMA, since it has no way to do both at a high level. At this high level at which the fights are today, or does well one thing or another. I therefore decided to opt for giving me completely by MMA and with that I’m adapting my game in standing to the modality.
Has some fight ahead?
I had a fight, but canceled due to the sponsors. Now I’ll have to look for other things. Andre Pederneiras, my manager, is already seeing it for me. I believe that within a week, I’ll know where I will fight.
How you already was preparing for the other fight, now is just keep training?
Sure, I was ready and now I’m just doing maintenance until André get some fight. I was on the pace and now it just kept going.
You train every day with Pedro Rizzo, who will face Gary Goodridge on May 15. What do you expect of his fight?
I train with Pedro since 2007 and he is a very strong fighter. He had bad moments in some fights, but I think it was only because of the psychological, since it is physically he is very strong. I think that if he does his best,