“That guy is awesome, very good”. Breathing strongly and sweating a lot, the wto times BJ world champion André Galvão defined the training partner at last Saturday, at X-Gym, in Rio de Janeiro. Getting ready to fight for his first MMA belt in Canada, Galvão had a first class train. Two times BJJ open weight champion, Ronaldo “Jacaré” Souza arrived in Rio de Janeiro last Friday (28), and just went training. Without fighting since September, when submitted Zelg Galesic in Dream’s middleweight tournament semifinal, but was knocked out by Gegard Mousasi in the big final, in the same night, Souza came to Rio to spend the month and promises a lot of training.
“I’m training well with the guys here, I’m enjoying a lot the training here, I’m very happy to help and being helped by André Galvão, (Josuel) Distak and the people here”, spoke Jacaré, after the strong session of sparring with Galvão. If two days of heavy trains after arriving in Rio already would be good, the black belt wants more, following in search of a heavier preparation. “I wanted to thank “Minotauro” (Nogueira), who opened the doors of his gym to me to train there… It’s a pleasure to receive this propose from him, of who I’m a big fan like person and fighter. He’s a man who has a heart bigger than him”, said Ronaldo.
With four fights and three victories in 2008, Jacaré doesn’t think about putting an end in the year without fight one more time. “I’m crazy to fight in December 31st, unfortunately I stood a time witout fighting, and until December 31st, if Japan calls me, I’ll be ready to fight. I’m hearing some rumors and I believe that I’ll fight, so I’m waiting, anxious”, reveled the fighter, who bets in Galvão to the conquest of the belt in Canada. “Galvão is with an exceptional gas. We both need to learn more MMA part. We’re just starting now in MMA, we know our mistakes and we’re trying to improve that and, when I improve my game, I’ll stay very good in this thing”, promises Jacaré. Check below exclusive photos of Ronaldo “Jacaré” and André Galvão’s training at Rio de Janeiro.
I hadn't heard that Galvao was fighting for a title but that is very exciting he looked very good in his first fight.
And I hope Dream gives Jacare a call to fight on NYE because the guy looked great in the MWGP until he got nailed with an upkick and that can happen to anyone.