Fernando Tererê has a had a great 2013, when he returned to health, opened his own successful school in Rio de Janeiro, and returned to the big competitions. He competed and won a Mexican tournament, did some smaller BJJ events in Brazil, competed in the Europeans where he got a silver medal in adults division, and lost a superfight with Vinicius Marino at Copa Podio.
The ex multiple world middleweight champion, in an interview with tatame, did not hide his happiness at once again finding motivation and pleasure in training and fighting, but he that he is looking to learn from the evolution of the sport:
“I think this is all about having willpower, having a good schedule, and having the same willpower as I had as a blue belt, purple, brown once again. Today, Jiu-Jitsu has changed a lot, different rules, new positions, so the study has to be continuous. I have to go back to school and learn all over again. The new generation is very well trained, living 100% for the fight, and to get to their level, I have to do the same thing, leaving my pride aside.”