Marcos “Santa Cruz” Oliveira’s end-of-the-year festivities were a bit different. As the black belt has the final of the ADFC – an MMA event shaking up the United Arab Emirates – coming up in the month of March against Russia’s Shamil Abdurahimov in Abu Dhabi, he put off taking rest and headed for Thailand to brush up on his striking game.
Along with him went Oscar Junior, his training partner on Emirates Team and considered the most technical No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu player on the team.
“We came to do some serious muay thai training, but I couldn’t forsake training on the ground. So I brought Oscar and Terorge, who are helping me with that.
Oscar, the winner of the last Asian Super Cup, says he was very well received at Tiger Muay Thai MMA Camp:
“Ray Elbe is responsible for MMA training and was very receptive, having promoted a seminar conducted by me on the 24th.”
Oscar promises a series of seminars in the USA, Europe, and Middle East for 2011. Following the ADFC, of course. Till then his greatest priority will be to helping his friend Marcão in training.