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Glaube Feitosa
Tuesday 27th of April 2010 10:00 AM By Erik Engelhart
One of the great Brazilian names at K-1 and Karate, Glaube Feitosa is focused on the training on the UDL, especially on the preparation of Maurício Shogun for his fight against Lyoto Machida on UFC 113. In an interview with TATAME, Glaube commented the trainings, talked about the expectations for the fight and revealed the he’s not likely to go back to the rings. “I don’t have a deadline to go back to fighting, maybe I never come back… If I retire, I’ll be satisfied”, said the fighter, on the exclusive chat which you can check below.



How are Shogun’s trainings on UDL?



Very good, we’ve been practicing a little and it’s been a good partnership. I’m new in Curitiba and Shogun has opened his gym’s doors for me. I got here in Curitiba with my family in January and I’m adapting pretty well to the city.



What is the focus of the trainings you’ve been given?



I try to help on the left-handed part, do some mix, since my part is standing. My business is not ground or MMA, my specialty is standing up. I started training in UDL for friendship I have with Shogun, but not exclusively training with him. I train with the entire team, but when they get together I try to simulate Lyoto game, exchange bases and both sides win.



Do you think Lyoto with set a strategy of low kicks, which injured him so much on the first fight?



For sure, he hasn’t gotten to the belt out of the blue. It’s not by chance he’s the champion, he and his crew are very clever and will try to neutralize this low kicks game, preparing something for the upper part. I think they’ll settle a strategy of counterattacks on the punches upon the Shogun’s low kicks.



And how does Shogun should react to these possible counterattacks?



Since Lyoto may counterattack, Shogun must be aware of that and prepared to give him some attacks back. He must take these counterattacks knowing they’ll happen, so that he’s not caught by surprise, the idea is to play the Shogun blows upon Lyoto’s counterattacks. Shogun has to be the last to hit, something hard when it comes to Lyoto, but that’s the main goal.



What did you think of the first Lyoto and Shogun’s fight?



Of course I wouldn’t be neutral because I’ve been training with Shogun, but I think he won. The fight was really tied, balanced and on that occasions the tie-breaker is the aggressiveness and Shogun tried more and indeed was more aggressive.



Many think that Shogun didn’t do enough to take Lyoto’s belt...



I don’t believe on that theory, I think that the athletes are equivalent from the moment they enter the octagon. The belt’s owner can’t go there in advantage just because he’s the champion. Some come and say Shogun was better, but not enough to take Lyoto’s belt off him. Was he a little better? So he won the fight.



When will you come back on the K-1 rings?



I’m in another phase of my life now. I’ve been fighting for eleven years, my relationship with the event is a little saturated... It was done at the end, it’s a joint of several things.. I’m 37 years old, it’s not so pleasurable for me to leave my family for a whole month, like I used to, for my preparation in Japan. I got a two-year-old boy, my son Diego, and I’m more focused on my family right now. I don’t have a deadline to go back to fighting, maybe I never come back.. If I retire, I’ll be satisfied.



Have you received any MMA proposal? This is not an interesting market for you?



I’ve never had a concrete offer. I’ve trained with the people, here in UDL I watch the trainings, but I think it’s too late to start on a new modality. I think it’s not worth it to risk it all. MMA is on a high level nowadays and I would need like two years of preparation and adaptation and, since I’ll already 37, it’s not worth it.
found it to be an interesting read. not exactly Machidas karate style but im sure Glaube can mimmick it well
 

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Glaube was a knockdown karate fighter, not a shotokan karate fighter, they are completely different in the ways they train and fight. It's part of why Machida is so elusive, because in Shotakon the object is to score, so he needs to not be hit at all.
 

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IS this one of the guys Badr Hari put down in the 07, or 08 GP? It says he fought k-1 just wondering if its who I think it is.
 

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IS this one of the guys Badr Hari put down in the 07, or 08 GP? It says he fought k-1 just wondering if its who I think it is.
yeah, in 2008. The fight was for the heavyweight title.
 

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Wow I cant believe Rua is training with Feitosa, that certainly is a very big bonus for Rua. Not only does Feitosa have great kicks and devastating knees but he has very good hands evolved from Kyokushin to top class boxing.

I really think Feitosa will teach Rua a greater discipline in his kicks especially with his timing and whip to make them more technically astute.
Machida excels in footwork, I can see Feitosa employing feints to match Machida.
Perhaps Feitosa may not have much of a hand with Rua in training and if he did then improving Ruas game would be very hard in the little time that they have trained before the fight.
If it werent for Semmy Schilt, Feitosa may have been a two time world K1 champion.
 
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Great to hear that kind of stuff..

Nice find.

As obvious Shogun fan.. I hope that he will perform great again. Damn Im so pumped up for 113. It has to be 1st May(my B-day). Moved to 8th May because of Boxing fight that will never happen...
 
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