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GOIANIA, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 09: (R-L) Thiago Perpetuo punches Omari Akhmedov in their middleweight bout during the UFC event at Arena Goiania on November 9, 2013 in Goiania, Brazil. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
TRAINING: I wake up early every day to have some breakfast with my wife and son before I say goodbye. I then take my daily two hour trip to my gym via train and bus... On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays I do cardio and weight training for one hour. I then rest shortly before I do my jiu-jitsu training. This all before lunch, and then I work on Muay Thai (with sparring on Wednesdays). On Tuesdays and Thursdays I begin with Muay Thai, then finish with wrestling and jiu-jitsu. Saturdays I use strictly for sparring.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I was already training and competing, but when I was fired from my job I decided that this was what I wanted for my life.
What ranks and titles have you held? None
Do you have any heroes? Jesus, for blessing me with the life I have.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? A dream that I will fulfill.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Finished High School
What was your job before you started fighting? I operated a pressing machine.
Favorite grappling technique: Jiu-Jitsu
Favorite striking technique: Muay Thai