Buchecha: “I’m Not Just A Jiu-Jitsu Fighter, But An MMA Fighter”

Buchecha: “I’m Not Just A Jiu-Jitsu Fighter, But An MMA Fighter”

Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu legend, with a stunning 17 world champion titles to his name.
But that wasn’t enough for him, as he’s now threading a path in professional MMA – where he has been undefeated in all of his fights so far.

Buchecha will face Oumar “Reug Reug” Kane in a ONE Championship match on August 4…
And he is eager to show that he’s a complete athlete.

Here’s what he had to say in a recent interview with ONE:

My weapon for this fight, as in all other fights, is that I like to get in the cage and show that I’m not just a Jiu-Jitsu fighter, but an MMA fighter.
So, I’ll be prepared for 15 minutes of fighting if necessary.

Of course, my specialty is Jiu-Jitsu, and if I can use it in the fight, which will always be my goal, great.
But if that’s not possible, I won’t get frustrated. As I said, I’ll be prepared to fight the three rounds on my feet if necessary.

But, without a doubt, the goal is a submission in the first round, as has happened in my previous fights.

And if he wins, is Buchecha possibly going to get an opportunity to fight for the belt?
He doesn’t think about it much:

I don’t think about [the World Title], and I don’t care about it. I leave it in the hands of my coaches and my manager.

I’m just an employee. I go there and do my job.
When my manager and coaches think I’m ready, I’ll be ready.


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