Fabricio Guerreiro Says He Learned a Lot With Team Alpha Male for Bellator 99
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 09.13.2013
Fabricio Guerreiro recently spoke with MMAjunkie about his fight with Desmond Green at Bellator 99. Check out the highlights:
On his loss to Magomedrasul Khasbulaev at Bellator 88: "It was my first time fighting outside Brazil. I think my lack of experience contributed to the defeat. Plus, the temperature there was slightly above freezing and I couldn't handle that easily, since I come from a hot climate. But there's no sense in blaming things. We learn to correct our mistakes after every fight."
On the loss coming against the man who won the tournament: "I am confident I could have fought better, but he ended up winning the tournament, so he has proven he is a top-level fighter. I didn't lose to a nobody. I hope we cross paths again so I can erase this stain. I'm the kind of guy who doesn't deal well with defeat. After losing to 'Frodo', I actually had a fight in my home state and won by KO, even though it doesn't show on my record yet. That defeat did not discourage me. Just the opposite. It motivated me to win again."
On training with Team Alpha Male:" "I think it's top level. I had never had striking classes and I have much to learn here. Duane Ludwig is helping everyone here. I feel every time I see them, I'll get better and better."
On using his family as motivation: "I'm not married on paper but I'll be together with my wife eight years this December. My son is 6 years old. I am 23. Being a parent is the most important thing in my life. My son loves to watch me fight. He doesn't miss any of my fights. He already trains judo, and he loves telling his friends that his father is a fighter. Of course, he was sad when I lost, but I try to teach him that life has it ups and downs, and what's important is to keep moving forward."