The ultra heavy category is filled with beasts like Ricardo Evangelista (GFTeam), Igor Silva (GFTeam), Gabriel “Fedor” Lucas and José Ferreira (UAE), but the novice, who was world champion in the brown belt division in 2014 wants to surprise.
“I won the IBJJF worlds in the purple and brown belt. Although I have had good results previously, now at the black belt everything resets. It is a new beginning and I am motivated to conquer my space. It is a category that everyone will arrive well prepared. I weigh 103kg, I think I’m one of the lightest in my class. This can make a difference in movement and gas to play against my opponents, “said Pedrinho.
The Ribeiro’s athlete wants to win for his wife as well. After all, he left aside their honeymoon to keep training for the IBJJF tournament.
“Recently, I got married and my wife gave up our honeymoon trip to live my dream. So you have an idea, in the wedding preparations she took care of everything; I just went there and got married (laughs). I do not intend to disappoint her or the people who believes in my work, “concludes the beast.