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TRAINING: Training has been going very hard, with a lot of striking technique, wrestling and ground work. And also strength and conditioning under Rogerio Camoes.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training Jiu-Jitsu in my hometown. One day Minotauro Nogueira was in town and needed someone to train with, he believed in me and took me to train in Rio de Janeiro, where I have been since.
What ranks and titles have you held? Former Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion
Do you have any heroes? Minotauro Nogueira
What does it mean for you to fight in STRIKEFORCE? It’s great being a part of this great organization which has given me many opportunities.