Felipe Pena has now managed to do it all, after winning the 2021 IBJJF World Championship Absolute division (following Nicholas Meregali’s disqualification from the final match).
Therefore, “Preguica” has decided to retire from IBJJF competition and tournaments; and to focus solely on getting ready for ADCC 2022, as well as on his transition to mixed martial arts.
Felipe Pena explained his decision via an Instagram post:
Being an IBJJF Absolute Champion I am closing a cycle of many years of my life fighting in the gi with a golden key.
The gi Jiu-Jitsu trained me, followed me from that little white belt kid, with only one dream, until today. And I’m very grateful for all that it gave me. All the great moments, victories, learnings, friendships, financial independence and good stories that I will remember all my life!
I end this journey with IBJJF World, Brazilian, European and World Pro Abu Dhabi titles, all these events having the Absolute title!
I still have a lot of wood to burn and my focus now will be on grappling for ADCC 2022, Super Fights and migrating to MMA. May God bless us on this new journey, looking forward to what is to come! Gratitude to all teachers and masters for the teachings on this path.
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