Sergio Junior Planning to Dance His Way to the Cage for Bellator 100
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 09.20.2013
He's gotten the okay from Bellator...
Sergio Junior recently spoke with MMAjunkie about his fight at Bellator 100 and more. Check out the highlights:
On planning to do a special dance during his entrance: "Thankfully here in Brazil I'm pretty well known because I put on great entrances, as well as a great show in the cage. I learned early on to be an entertainer in MMA. Anyone watching me should know they're in for the best fight, submission or knockout of the night. And even if I lose, it will be a hard-fought battle. One of my trademarks is a dance I do before the fight. I hope the athletic commission will allow me to do it. I didn't get to do it in my Bellator debut, but I asked them during the post-conference, and [Bellator] said yes."
On working with Renovacao Fight Team: "We've been working towards the goal of earning our place in MMA for a very long time now. Now we have our own fighters who made it to the UFC, like Luiz Dutra and Jose Maria Tome. Sergio 'Betao' Nogueira and Genair da Silva have both done well in Bellator. And I hope, God willing, to win my own tournament. I think we're all representing luta livre well."
On almost retiring three years ago: "I was thinking about quitting MMA. I never did enjoy grappling with a gi. Then I was told about the guys at RFT in Rio, which is a luta livre academy with fighter lodging. My manager then called coach Marcio 'Cromado,' and I made the move to Rio."
On fighting in Brazil: "I think I've faced almost all the best talent in Brazil. I'm glad to have reached a higher plateau now, in Bellator. I'll be doing everything in my power to become the welterweight champion."