Daniel Aguiar Says He's Not in MMA For the Money
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 06.06.2014
It's the love of the game...
Daniel Aguiar spoke with MMAjunkie about his fight with Sam Toomey at RFA 15. Check out the highlights:
On MMA being his passion: "If money was that important, I'd be in my family's real estate business. I truly love martial arts. Money or fans can come and go. Nowadays, Brazilians seem to like Chael Sonnen more than Wanderlei Silva."
On his goals: "My greatest goal is to win, no matter how. Many casual jiu-jitsu and MMA fans are fickle, especially in Brazil. If you win, they love you, but if you lose, they hate you or forget you. So I fight mostly for myself and for a small circle of friends and family. Most fighters do it for very little money. I fight because I love fighting. I'm in the sport to prove to myself and that I can handle any situation in life. I'll take any win, whether it's an elbow to the head, a rear-naked choke or a leglock."
On Toomey: "He used to be my jiu-jitsu student. I didn't choose this fight, but if you look at his record, most of his previous opponents have solid losing records. Sam calls himself ‘Super' on Facebook, but I see him as a super mouse."
On the fight: "I don't know how the fight will end. But I can guarantee one thing: No one has ever seen a mouse eat a snake. [Toomey will] be swallowed and digested. It will be a quick fight."