Caio Terra: “My Rivalry With Bruno Malfacine Is Nothing Personal.”


Caio Terra and Bruno Malfacine always meet in the finals of the rooster weight in the Worlds, but since 2009, Caio’s arm was raised never raised. This year was a different story. Just as in 2008, Caio was better and won the world title but ruled out that the rivalry was personal.

“I have no grudge with him or anyone else, I’d rather stay out of any kind of feud because it’s just Jiu-Jitsu. I think everyone already has enough problems to worry about on a daily basis, we all have to fight, as the life of a Jiu-Jitsu is not easy, “Caio, said in an interview with tatame (In Portuguese).

“If someone has a problem with me I do not know, I just know that I’m out of this. Of course it was nice to have faced him because we have a beautiful story in the rooster weight, but the feeling is like beating any other opponent, ”

Despite having won the gold medal, the black belt was not completely satisfied with your performance on the mat.

“That was the first time all six times I fought the World roosterweight in kimono that I did not finish all the fights except the final. If I looked around, I thought that maybe I had not had my best result, but this was the hardest Worlds that I did by the way the brackets where made, so I’m very happy for the title and especially to have had the opportunity to meet and overcome the toughest opponents of my weight class. ”

In the quarter-final , Terra finished his opponent by triangle. From there, he managed to impose his game, but the submission did not come.

“Bruno, of course, was the most exciting fight because it was the final, but I have to highlight the great fight that I did with Ivaniel and Fabbio Passos. They are to be congratulated for their performances. “