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Kade Ruotolo Has An Ace Up His Sleeve For MMA Debut: “Not Sure If The World Is Ready For It”

Kade Ruotolo Has An Ace Up His Sleeve For MMA Debut: “Not Sure If The World Is Ready For It”

Kade Ruotolo is now just hours away from making his mixed martial arts (MMA) debut at ONE Championship
And it appears that he has an ace or two up his sleeve.

And no, it seems that Ruotolo won’t be putting all of his eggs into one basket.
He won’t be just sticking with grappling, as he explained in a conversation with MMA Fighting:

I think a lot of people will be surprised at my willingness and my gameness to fight and not just look for a takedown and grapple…
But in the most humble way possible, it’s been a very long time since the MMA world has seen a level of grappling such as my brother and I.

Jiu-jitsu has been evolving so much and changing so much in recent years, wrestling is so important, leg locks, all this is important.

I’m not sure if the MMA world is ready for it.
I’m excited to show what I can do.

Of course, training for his MMA debut has been drastically different from what he’s been used to doing in Jiu-Jitsu:

There’s definitely a reason why you see a lot of guys claim they’re going to do MMA and they never quite make it there.

It’s a whole different ball game. A whole different sport.

You really do have to devote your everything into it as far as training, the recovery, everything.
It’s so much more drastic than a Jiu-Jitsu match or a Jiu-Jitsu camp even.