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Alan Finfou back on the mats eight weeks after scary injury at the 2014 Worlds

Alan do Nascimento
Alan do Nascimento being treated at the 2014 Worlds

Alan “Finfou” do Nascimento was the protagonist of the most scary moment of the 2014 World jiu-Jitsu Championship.

After tapping to an armbar in the middleweight semifinal match against Otavio Sousa, the black belt could not get up from the ground.

A hit in the head at the moment Otavio swept him caused an injury to Finfou’s neck that made him unable to move his legs.

Carried to a local hospital, Alan was released a few days later and back on his feet, but the comeback to training and teaching would take a while.

Today, the MMA Viking website posted that it finally happened and Finfou is again teaching Jiu-Jitsu.

“Being back teaching for me is one more blessing in my life . Since I got my injury, I was looking forward for that day, and when I less expect I was able to be back. Can’t describe my happiness now.”

Training is still not allowed by doctors, as Finfou told MMA Viking.

If was up to me I would be back long time a go. That’s a question that comes to my head everyday, but the answer will come from the doctors. I just have Faith that God will give them knowledge enough to help me fast and right so I can be back. Until then I’m happy by spend time with my Family now and able to teach and focus on getting better.”

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