After so long Im back to the US. Right now, Thanks to on flight internet I m online. Brazil trip was great and enough to show my little girl some of Brazil and to recharge the batteries and meet old friends and get to exchange some position with my old school tough friends too.
Se lets go to news. As everybody knows last year was very odd. I was supposed to fight a MMA tournament that didn’t fall thru, so me, as a warrior said, Im in shape so I ll compete the worlds, no excuses I have lost, maybe the best lost I could have. For some time I close myself to a womb and didn’t follow what was new in BJJ, so I went there in shape, but no timing and mind somewhere else that wasn’t there. The result was good, and In the end, I think I didn’t deserve to win, because I haven’t focused in BJJ for almost a year, and I was fighting a gentleman that was giving his life for it. Talent I have but I didn’t have it on me that day. Two losses in two days and definitely …. Hardwork will beat Talent. So I gather my stuff and went to a No-Gi battle at Grapplers Quest and fought arguably the best No-Gi fighter in this year. Fight was good and a big mistake, I fell into the best trap that my opponent had, leg lock heel hook combos and in the middle of the defense a “pop” and here it go one more injury and me… one more time beat. But …. there is no loss with a reward of learning and reinvent yourself.
And I see myself after 3 months back in training but with a doubt of what path to go, and guess what……
2011 is the year that I back and focused in what I do best witch is to train and fight BJJ and Grappling, I know MMA is there for me, but right now MMA is Just an affair and BJJ is my love , my passion and my way of being myself.
Once they asked me for 2011 if my plans are to equal Roger on the absolute title… and that answer of course that is yes along with all those new stars that I have fought and I want to fight so bad. But, before anything else, I want to keep and use this fire that is inside me right now, and to put so much hard work, intelligence in order to train and to help all my brothers in arms. Rediscover not the love that I have in Jiu-Jitsu, but the passion and pleasure that for a bit I have lost.
If I will win, I don;t know, but I promise hard work and the best Xande that yet haven’t been shown even after all those world titles.
So hard work, talent and blood in the eyes…. lets see what happens.
Thank you all and see you on the mats