TRAINING: Technical training 3 times a day
When and why did you start training to become a fighter? In 1996, because I wanted to compete in martial arts.
What ranks and titles have you held? I was ranked as #1 in the Brazilian MMA rankings when I went to TUF
Do you have any heroes? God
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It is a dream coming true.
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 motoboy (deliveryman).
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? I won many Jiu Jitsu tournaments
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Black Belt in Jiu-Jitsu
Favorite grappling technique: Triangle
Favorite Striking technique: Knee