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BARUERI, BRAZIL - OCTOBER 8: Rousimar Palhares weighs-in during the UFC Fight Night: Maia v Shields weigh-in at the Ginasio Jose Correa on October 8, 2013 in Barueri, Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
TRAINING: I am very happy with my camp, working hard with Team Nogueira and my boxing, Muay Thai, wrestling and jiu-jitsu coaches. I am very focused, working 24 hours a day for this battle with my team, my Fitness coaches from Beone, Cláudio Pavanelli and Daniel Felix, and my Orthomolecular doctor Janaína Barbosa giving me all the support I need.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I began training many years ago because I love the sport.
What ranks and titles have you held? Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt; Won Fury Middleweight Grand Prix in Brazil
Do you have any heroes? God
What is your favorite technique? All kinds of submissions
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It was my dream
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No
What was your job before you started fighting? Worked on the farm