Professor Romero Jacaré (Alliance) didn’t make the most of his trip to Europe as he had wished to.
In Lisbon, Portugal he had hoped to catch up with old black belt friends, but he couldn’t – he fell victim of an invisible enemy. “I caught a cold and was weak the whole time, but it was worth it,” he tells GRACIEMAG.com.
The best part of the trip, to him, was being able to witness the gold medal in the adult division won by his pupil, Fabio Gurgel, 40, now his partner in charge of the Alliance, winning team of the European Championship 2010.
“It was especially worth it to see Fabio win the heavyweight, going against the laws of genetics. He is proof that those who care for themselves, train and eat well, these days, can prolong their time as athletes, “he explains.
And Romero adds: “I hope that Renzo (Gracie) is also doing his homework just right. I’ll always root for him. Besides being a great human being, he’s a tremendous fighter. I hope this return to MMA, at the UFC in Abu Dhabi in April, will be a happy one. For him and Rolles, who I will be cheering for on Saturday.