Talita Nogueira, better known as Treta, has figured at the main gentle art competitions for some time now. In 2011, in particular, the Ryan Gracie rep has been putting in great showings against some of the Jiu-Jitsu’s top female names. She qualified for the World Pro and now the ADCC. First, though, she is taking off in pursuit of medals at the Brazilian Nationals and World Championship.
Check out what the fighter had to say:
What did you make of your performance at the ADCC trials?
It was great. I was a bit tired from all the championships I’ve been in lately. I really like fighting without the gi and thank God everything went well and I qualified (laughs)!
What are the challenges you expect to face at the ADCC?
There will be a lot of them; it’s a super important championship and one every fighter dreams of. So I’ll have to deal with the nervousness, adrenaline and responsibility, as well as the fact I’ll be competing abroad, which is something I’m not used to yet (laughs)! But those are things one must learn to overcome and I’m ready for the challenge.
You’ve been competing for some time now, but this season you’ve been appearing a lot. To what do you attribute this good run you’ve been having?
This year’s really been a good one for me, I’m managing to standout in the competitions I’ve entered. I feel it comes down to the great people I have by my side, the folks at the academy who are so dedicated to training, my family and my boyfriend, who support me so much, and mainly to my teacher Pitta – he works me hard and is always by my side; he’s very dedicated to his students. Having this support from my family and Ryan Gracie team is really important to me. It was also really important to have managed some of the sponsorship I did that helped motivate me to train and compete. Thank you, all of you who believe in me.
Will you be at the Worlds? What are the next challenges you will be facing and when do you start focusing your efforts on preparing for the ADCC?
I’m almost guaranteed to compete at the Worlds; I’m really focused and want to do well there, represent my team. But first I’ll compete at the 2nd stage of the São Paulo Circuit and the Brazilian Nationals. Then, after the Worlds, I’ll hang the gi up for a while to focus on the ADCC. If something comes up in MMA along the way, I’m in (laughs)!
Do as Talida does, sign up for the Brazilian Nationals and Worlds. This Sunday is the deadline for the Brazilian Nationals. For more on both events, click here.